SoA Blog

 
Writers

Writers on the storm

From satire, poetry and fiction to protest and direct action – Caspar Henderson investigates how writers are responding to the climate crisis.
 
Feel

Feel the space between... – Yoga for authors

Jill Dawson on how yoga might help during self-isolation and beyond, from The Author (Winter 2019).
 
What

What does Brexit mean for authors?

Nicola Solomon looks at the short and longer term implications of the UK's exit from the EU in January.
 
Life

Life on the Educational Writers Group committee

Mark Griffiths discusses why being part of the Educational Writers Group committee was worth it.
 
Why

Why we need libraries

A. L. Kennedy offers a personal view on why libraries are 'palaces for people'.
 
Ignaty

Ignaty Dyakov: On lifestyle and health

Life and health coach Ignaty Dyakov explores his MEALS approach to lifestyle and health.
 
The

The Sky is Falling: On Mental Health and Care Work

Author Jim Green talks about mental health and caring in a re-imagining of the children's fable, Chicken-Licken.
 
How

How I dealt with mental health stigma

SoA's Bryony Hall opens up about her experience with mental health and stigma on World Mental Health Day.
 
Taking

Taking PLR international

To mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of PLR for authors, Jim Parker looks at what's happening overseas.
 
Sonic

Sonic boom: The growth of the audiobook

Alison Flood reports on the growing audiobook market.
 
Climate

Climate Action Week: Green Tips for Authors

SoA's Bryony Hall explores what authors can do to tackle the climate crisis, both on an individual level and as a collective body.
 
Writing

Writing Audio Drama: Don't forget to shut the door

Veteran radio dramatist Neville Teller offers tips for authors new to writing audio drama.
 
Six

Six tips to submitting to poetry magazines

Robin Houghton advises newer poets on the best way to submit their work to magazines.
 
What's

What's changed? Eric Gregory poets a year on

We ask four Eric Gregory winners about the impact of winning a prize a year on from the celebrations.
 
Is

Is piracy mainstream now? | Anne Rooney

Anne Rooney considers the influence big organisations have on book piracy, and the ripple effect on the book industry.
 
Spotlight

Spotlight on Scriptwriting: May round-up

Theo Jones, co-secretary of the Scriptwriters Group, presents a round-up of recent events and activities in the world of scriptwriting.
 
A

A day off from the world: Authors speak on mental health

For Mental Health Awareness Week we speak to the 2018 Betty Trask Award winners about the pressures of being an author.
 
How

How authors can help remove their books from online pirate sites

Find out what you can do if your books appear on pirate sites
 
Moving

Moving on up: SoA's new office (April)

We're finally in! Welcome to our new headquarters at 24 Bedford Row in Bloomsbury.
 
Making

Making it hurt less: book tours

Author Adam Kay on book tours, marketing and getting paid – what if there's another way?