The Ultimate Grammar Cheat Sheet for Writers (Infographic)

Posted 15 Nov 2017, by

Brendan Brown

English is the world’s international language, but that doesn’t mean it’s the world’s easiest language. It's full of grammar oddities, confusing vocabulary and hard-to-master conventions. There are nearly twice the number of people speaking English as a second language as there are native speakers, and the ability to speak ...Read More

The Bookshelves of 18 Extraordinary People (Infographic)

Posted 01 Aug 2017, by

Brendan Brown

What do Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, The Duchess of Cambridge and Noam Chomsky all have in common? Apart from being extraordinarily successful, they love to read. While research studies have long confirmed that reading is an important neurological activity that can strengthen the brain and improve wellbeing, the reading ...Read More

The Ultimate Flowchart for Finding Your Next Book

Posted 13 Jun 2017, by

Brendan Brown

Ah, summertime (in the northern hemisphere at least!). That blissfully balmy time of year where school’s out, vacations are scheduled, and the beach beckons. Sunshine and family make great company, but something there’s nothing better than diving into a rich, immersive story. The only thing between you and enjoying ...Read More

The Science Behind Writing Drunk and Editing Sober (Infographic)

Posted 01 Jun 2017, by

Brendan Brown

Ernest Hemingway’s famous advice was to “write drunk, edit sober”. Alcohol and writing certainly have a reputation as bedfellows, with famed authors David Foster Wallace, Edgar Allan Poe, Truman Capote, and Hemingway himself, being heavy drinkers. In truth, Hemingway probably never said that famous line which has been attributed ...Read More

13 Authors Who Hit the Big Time (After They Died)

Posted 02 Mar 2017, by

Brendan Brown

If you’re a writer, it’s likely you’ve spent at least a few minutes fantasising about what it would be like to see your work skyrocket to the top of the bestseller lists around the world. In reality, though, many (if not most) of the world’s most talented writers never ...Read More