11 Science-Backed Ways Writing Improves Your Mind, Body and Spirit

For many of us, writing is a practical tool. We use it to communicate our thoughts, ideas, and experiences with other people, usually through email and social media. However, considerable scientific research is showing that writing has exciting health and wellness benefits too. Writing, as a personal venture (i.e. keeping a journal), not only helps… Read more »

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The Anatomy of a Best-Selling Book (Infographic)

Have you ever wanted to write a best-selling book? Although there is no magic formula for creating the next blockbuster novel, it turns out there are some commonalities between our most popular books. We have crunched the numbers on: Average page length Sex of the main protagonist Average number of words per sentence Genre popularity… Read more »

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Writing a College Admissions Essay: The Ultimate Guide

College application season is right around the corner, and there’s no such thing as starting too early on the most important several hundred words of your student life to date: your college admissions essay. The admissions essay can be the bane of your high school senior existence, one more thing to do on a long list… Read more »

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The Fascinating Work Habits of 18 Famous Writers (Infographic)

Many of the world’s most brilliant and prolific writers engaged in fairly eccentric practices to bring their incomparable poetry and prose to the page. Some of the habits were born of practicality, others of superstition. The writers we profile below had very specific ideas about what writing utensils they could use, what hours of the… Read more »

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7 Science-Backed Tips to Improve Your Writing (Infographic)

When you want to improve your writing, you may not think that science can help. Writing, after all, is both craft and an art. But when it comes to getting into the creative flow when you write, science can help us a great deal. From the best time of the day to write, to the… Read more »

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The 80 Best Tools for Writers in 2016

The  days of a writer hunched over her desk with pen and paper are long gone. Today’s writers can not only write with greater ease than ever before, but they also have an array of tools to help them with the entire process, from generating ideas to designing and publishing their own books. Whether you’re… Read more »

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