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YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

Thousands of videos have been taken down by YouTube as a result of a BBC investigation into essay-writing adverts....

Dealing with ‘Writer’s Block’ During Deadlines

December 5, 2018, by Alina Dealing with ‘Writer’s Block’ During Deadlines It’s that grey time of year again – amid all of the festivities and Christmas lights in Nottingham, many of us are getting our heads down in Hallward and tr...

The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process

For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success. Whether you’re currently writing a book, querying ...

My Favourite Instrumental Music to Study to

November 21, 2018, by Alina My Favourite Instrumental Music to Study to If you’re like me and prefer to study cooped up in the library then you’ll understand the problems of accidentally sitting next to either a hungry student devouring...

4 Essential Steps to Making Your Protagonist Real, Even When They’re Nothing Like You

Writing your protagonist always requires deep thought and consideration, but crafting believable, realistic protagonists who are nothing like you presents unique challenges. Author Donna Levin offers four essential tips to help you work thr...

Tools For Technical Edits: Grammarly

Have you sent an email and desperately wished you could take it back because you spotted a dumb spelling mistake? Or received a graded essay only to discover that it’s riddled with grammatical errors your professor caught? Reviewing our o...

4 Ways To Focus While Facing Distractions

Hey! You! Yes, you! Are you able to focus on ANYTHING anymore? Are you even still reading this sentence? Bananas. Rocket ships made of bananas. Rocket ships made of bananas delivering bananas to a planet where everyone is a sentient banana....

10 Creative Ways to Beat Writer’s Block Fast

We’re smack in the middle of NaNoWriMo, and some of us are probably a little bit behind on our word count—definitely, definitely not me, but you know, some of us. Cough. Right. Anyway, it’s time to pick up the pace: This piece from t...

‘These are the Best Days of your Life’

November 14, 2018, by Lucy ‘These are the Best Days of your Life’ Sometimes being a student can be a little overwhelming. With student loan crises, endless deadlines and sub-par accommodation, being at university can seem like an endles...

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Telling a story and setting up scenes within it.

It seems to me that most people, new authors in particular, are too quick to dismiss plays, movies, and other visual mediums and the techniques they use to set a scene. But the fact is, the concepts used work perfectly well for written work...

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