Why not have an “inky black” Monday?

Why not have an inky black Monday? Blue Monday, or Inky Black Monday as I prefer to call it, is allegedly the lowest point of the year. In reality it was created by the travel industry in 2004 to encourage us to book a holiday!  With dark days and long nights, credit...

What are your plans for 2024?

What are your plans for 2024? This time of year is a time of reflection and planning for many people. It’s so important to take time to look back on everything you have achieved in the past year (it will be so much more than you think, I guarantee it!). Then...

5 Reasons why you should write a non-fiction book

5 reasons why you should write a nonfiction book Has the thought ever crossed your mind that you could write a nonfiction book? A guide book, a memoir, how-to, self-help, a cookbook. If not, why not? What’s holding you back?  Maybe you’re one of those people who has...

Unlock the power in your pen

Why should we write? I won’t surprise you to know that we are massive advocates for writing here at Booksmith Academy. We love writing in all its forms and for all its purposes, but Kate in particular is passionate about using writing to heal and create a better...

Write like nobody’s watching

Write like nobody’s watching Let’s talk about feeling the fear and doing it anyway. How many things have you wanted to do in your life, but have stopped short? Self-doubt, fear of failure or being judged can choke our willingness to go out and do that scary but...