Saturday 30th July is Paperback Book Day. Learn about the history of this medium.
Literary tourism is a way for book lovers to travel. Here are some locations that inspired some of the greatest literary works.
Metaphors are one of the most powerful devices. Nabokov was synaesthetic. What is synaesthesia and how can it help you craft interesting metaphors?
William Shakespeare was deft with wonderfully worded insults in his works. Here are some of our favourites.
Looking for inspiration in an easy-to-consume format? Look no further than writing podcasts. We've rounded up a handful we particularly like.
Some of the greatest authors are no longer with us, but their words live on. We’ve looked at some bestselling authors and are sharing their writing advice.
In the early twentieth century, a poetry movement called Imagism revolutionised English literature. We’ll cover what it was, who practised it and what impact it’s had on modern poetry.
The practice of etymology is uncovering the truth by tracing the root of a word. Find out some surprising word origins.
Banners have a way of bringing together feminists from all walks of life. We’ll look at a handful of these and examine the power of their feminist language.
We’ll explore how pandemic clichés become so prevalent and why you should do your best to avoid them. Then we’ll highlight some useful alternatives.
There are some phrases in British English which anyone who didn’t grow up in the UK would struggle to understand. We’ll outline a handful of these and explain their meanings and origins.