World Poetry Day

T. S. Elliot said that “Poetry can communicate before it is understood”, what he meant is that the beautiful rhymes and poetic expression can speak of the emotion filled in them before the reader has even comprehended the complete meaning of the stanzas. That is the power that poetry holds and on this World Poetry Day, we need to realize that power and make efforts to ensure that poetry finds its way to the audience that desires it.


Guest Blog by Samantha Rosario

Motivation: the downfall of many writers.

When your whole job consists of putting thought and ideas on paper, creating characters and scenarios in which you showcase which characteristics they possess and doing so on a deadline, motivation and inspiration could become somewhat problematic.

At some point, you will be left feeling like a squeezed out lemon.

Why Do Writers Get in Slumps?

Depending on the writer, different factors come into consideration.


We took a glance at some statistics that relate to International Women’s Day 2018, the data from the past few decades about the publishing industry paint a progressive picture. All that information, at least, shows that this industry is among the most progressive when it comes to women’s rights.

Fairytale Day Competition

We ran a Fairytale Day competition called “Once upon a time” and we received many entries for it and we revealed the winners of the competition on February 28.

Three winners were chosen, one from Instagram, one from Twitter and one from Facebook. We also added another story for sheer creativity. Congratulations to all the winners once again, please read and feel the magic of each story below:


World Book Day

“You cannot open a book without learning something” about 3000 years ago, a man named Confucius said that. He knew that even when books were in the shape that we know them to be. That is the kind of thinking that is celebrated each year on World Book Day.

World Book Day History

Though the UN sponsored World Book Day is celebrated in April, in the UK the day is observed on 1 March. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 in the United Kingdom.

Austin Macauley’s Tell a Fairytale Day Competition

One of the most fun-filled day is approaching. Tell a Fairytale Day will be celebrated on 26 February in different parts of the world. We here at Austin Macauley have decided to add a little excitement to the day for all you aspiring authors.

Introducing our ‘Once upon a time’ storytelling competition.

All you have to do is tell a fairytale of your own creation in less than a 100 words (not including the title). It’s your chance to get creative and tell a magical tale that will show everyone you have the talent for storytelling.

Writing tips for writers

Guest Blog by Rachel Summers

Being a writer is an excellent choice of  career, as long as you are good at it. This allows you to set your own working hours, write from anywhere you want, share your story and inspire others with it. If you turn your writing into a bestseller, it makes you popular and known by many, which is fulfilling and rewarding at the same time.

 Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day 2018 is fast approaching and making it a perfect day for your loved one, really memorable, you have to do your research. Read books, articles and everything else that you can find to ensure that you get everything right.

You can go explore our Romance genre to see how romance writers set the perfect scenes and get inspiration from them.

Along with those brilliant ideas, you can also heed the following pieces of Valentine’s Day wisdom:

Lina Saad Recipe Extraordinaire

Winning awards is easy for Lina Saad. She is after our hearts through our tummy. Preparing a wonderful variety of delicious goodies, Lina has created mouthwatering recipes and summed them into a book ‘Ramadan Express’ which has won the ‘Gourmand Cookbook Award’.

The Belt Boy

Success brings to us unparalleled joy. It is in the moments of utmost triumph that we lose control of our emotions. The hard work, the history, the trials and tribulations, all come back in a rush and you can recall how every second of it was worth it. That was not the case with Kevin Lueshing, the author of ‘The Belt Boy’ though.

He had worked his whole life to become a boxing champion.





The cover of National Story Telling Week's post

The Society for Storytelling promotes the old tradition of storytelling. To this end, they help organize the National Storytelling Week in the region. The exercise is used to bring the current generations back to when storytelling was the mode of communication for delivering life experiences and sparking imagination. National Storytelling Week 2018 will start on 27th January and will last until 3rd February. There are also “coat tails” of 4 days before and after the dates.

Top Book publishers in united kingdom
Do you need a book publisher ? How book writers can stand out from the crowd? In our article, we will provide you answer of all these question. We will shed light on the important of book publishers and their responsibilities. If you are looking to get into the literary world successfully, a book publisher is what you require.

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