25 Best Libraries in the World – The Writers’ Academy Guide

Library of CongressBiblioteca VasconcelosBritish LibraryInternet ArchiveBoston Public LibraryBiblioteca Nacional do Brasil Little Free LibraryOslo Public LibraryBiblioteca Nacional de España Huntington LibraryState Library of New South WalesNew York Public LibraryBodleian LibraryLibrary and Archives CanadaJimmy Carter Library and MuseumNational Library of AustraliaJohn F.…

10 Fascinating Made-Up Languages in Literary Fiction and TV

NewspeakDothrakiR’lyehianParseltongueManganiKlingonNadsatLapineSyldavianElvish How to Create Your Own Made-Up Language   There’s a long and proud history of made-up languages (or ‘conlang’ – meaning constructed language) in works of fiction. While some writers will settle for a few made-up words here and there to give their fictional world an air of authenticity, others go to extreme lengths in order to make their fictional languages convincing.…

5 Effective Mystery Writing Prompts for Creative Writers

The joy of mystery writing is the license for creativity that it allows. Why then, you might wonder, would you need a selection of mystery writing prompts? Well, even if you’d prefer to come up with a premise all by yourself, there are still a number of elements a novel must have in order to truly be classed as a “mystery”.…
Best Literary Festivals

20 Best Literary Festivals Around the World That You Should Attend

Hay FestivalEdinburgh International Book FestivalZEE Jaipur Literature FestivalCheltenham Literature FestivalTexas Book Festival Sydney Writers’ FestivalBrooklyn Book FestivalBerlin International Literature FestivalInternational Literary Festival of ParatyWorld Voices Festival of International LiteratureGothenburg Book FairLibrary of Congress National Book FestivalMiami Book FairWordstock: Portland’s Book FestivalConrad FestivalIstanbul Book FairBuenos Aires Book FairNGC Bocas Lit FestNorwegian Festival of LiteratureUbud Writers & Readers FestivalFurther Help   There are so many literary festivals taking place around the globe that finding the best ones might seem like an impossible task.…