Back to school essentials for writers


21 August 2020
Have you been putting off your next writing project? We've put together some essential and practical items that are perfect to help you get your writing on track.

1. The Calm & Mindful Notebook

The Calm & Mindful Notebook challenges you to gradually reduce your screen time and become more involved in your surroundings. Dump the sedentary and solitary life of social media in favour of the more imaginative, creative and relaxing environment of focused engagement and conversations with the people, places and experiences around you. The perfect setting to get writing!

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2. WordSmith Card Deck - 150 Intellectually Stimulating Writing Prompts

These provoking cards are the perfect prompts to keep you creative, motivated, curious and fearless in your writing. 

They will help you sharpen your writing skills while nurturing your success by developing emotional intelligence, self-belief and reflective insights. Unlock your passion and creativity in no time. 

3. Writing Magazine Creative Writing Course

Start our courses any time of the year but September in particular is always a good month as we have 20% off the full price across 14 different courses. Study at home and take up to two years to complete with the help and guidance of a professional writing tutor who will set and mark your assignments. 

Our bestselling courses include Fiction, How to write Crime, Short Story and Writing for Children. 

Browse all courses here

4. Writers Vintage Vinyl Record Wall Clock

Keep on top of your writing time with this vintage wall clock made from used vinyl record. Battery operated and easy to hang up, we can imagine this clock displaying proudly in your writing area. 

5. Foldable Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Wherever you like to write, block out all distractions with a pair of these lightweight advanced technology noise cancelling headphones. Charge for 10 minutes and use for up to  3 hours with high efficiency and energy-saving Bluetooth to prolong playtime. Pop on your favourite playlist or podcast and write away. 

6. Novel Starter Pack 

With everything you need to get your novel into shape, this PDF novel starter pack guides you through all the basic concepts and techniques you will need to write a novel, with worksheets to get you off to the right start. And it's just £4.99! Download today here

7. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails With A Literary Twist

What writer doesn't love a little tipple now and then? Put your pen down, turn off your computer and unwind with this fun (and most importantly delicious) cocktail recipes book with beloved classic novels and witty humor. It's the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed and features 65 delicious drink recipes, paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels. 

8. The Writer's App 

Be inspired and get creative, anytime, anywhere, with the first app of its kind. Don't waste time looking for writing leads and opportunities, the Writer's App does all of the legwork so you've got more time to get on with writing. 

Available on Apple and Android with a 7-day free trial. 

9. 100 books scratch off poster

If reading inspires your writing, then you're going to love this poster. Full of life-changing books loved by readers worldwide - from ancient classics to recent bestsellers, award-winning novels and children’s stories. It will help you to challenge yourself and find the next good book to read!

10. FREE Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2021 with a Writing Magazine subscription 

Worth over £20, subscribe to our bestselling magazine and receive your copy of the brand new Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2021. The latest edition of the bestselling guide provides you with all you need to know about how to get published and is packed full of advice, inspiration and practical information. 

Click here to subscribe to get your free book. 


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