International Writer’s Day

International Writers’ Day – a bit of history International Writers’ Day is on 3rd March. It was first celebrated in 1986 and was created by The International Congress of PEN Club (PEN standing for Poets; Essayists; Novelists), an organisation that...

Audience research for nonfiction writers

Audience research for nonfiction writers The unexpected key to success If there’s one thing you take away from this blog, dear writers, please let it be this: audience research is too important to overlook. Knowing who you’re writing for can shape nearly every aspect...

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...