Aesthetics Wiki

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Writer Academia is an aesthetic that revolves around the art of writing, be it poetry, novels, or even fanfiction. It is centered around the idea that writing is for everyone, and the quality of work does not matter as long as you are passionate about it and having fun. It is the romanticization of writing and literature, in any and all forms.


The Writer Academia style revolves around comfort and fashion, taking much inspiration from Dark Academia.


  • Dress shirts
  • Denim jackets
  • Turtlenecks
  • Plaid shirts
  • Oxford shirts
  • Light blouses
  • Large polo necks
  • Soft, comfortable sweaters (such as knitted or wool)
  • Blazers
  • Suit jackets
  • Trenchcoats
  • Overcoats


  • Distressed jeans
  • Skirts
  • Plaid skirts
  • Dress pants
  • Plaid pants


  • Oxfords
  • Doc Martens
  • Mary Janes


  • Glasses
  • Silver or gold jewelry
  • Simple rings
  • Satchels
  • Belts that match your shoes
  • Watches
  • Sweaters tied over the shoulders
  • Undone or loose ties


  • Thick, comfortable socks
  • Knee-high socks
  • Reading socks
  • Wearable blankets/ponchos
  • Short, neat fingernails



  • History of Literature
  • Writing Excuse
  • The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience
  • Offbeat Poet
  • Reading and Writing Podcast
  • The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt
  • The Writership Podcast Editing Tips For Fiction Authors
  • Around the Campfire: A Writing Workshop
  • The Writer's Voice
  • The Drunken Odyssey with John King
  • First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing
  • A Way with Words
  • Story Grid
  • The Secret Library Podcast
  • So You Want to Be a Writer
  • Writing Class Radio
  • The Writers Panel
  • Paraphrase
  • The Writer’s Digest Podcast
  • 88 Cups of Tea
  • Beautiful Writers Podcast


  • The Writer's Way by Julia Cameron
  • The Writer's Way: Morning Pages by Julia Cameron
  • Writer's Digest magazine
  • The Writer's Idea Thesaurus by Fred White
  • Making a Literary Life by Carolyn See
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • On Writing by Stephen King


  • Fake ads for your story
  • Flash fiction
  • Morning Pages
  • Letters
  • Pitches for your stories
  • Writing
  • Creating playlists for your WIPs
  • Making a Pinterest board for your book
  • Changing story perspective
  • Using creative writing prompts
  • Roleplaying written works with a friend
  • Host/join a writing club
  • Join a writing-based discord server
  • Draw your OC's
  • Making moodboards
  • Staying up all night writing
  • Developing a coffee/tea addiction
  • Making a list of words that you love
  • Writing and studying words on your hands at 3 A.M.
  • Losing yourself in fictional worlds
  • Creating new universes and wishing they were real
  • Having too many OC's
  • Carrying a notebook on your person at all times
  • Seeing things in your day-to-day life that remind you of your characters/world/book
  • Spending an absurd amount of money on writing programs and stationary
  • Becoming alarmingly attached to your OC's
  • Shipping your own characters
  • Drawing maps of your fictional worlds
  • Never letting people read what you're working on but itching to tell them everything about your characters
  • Constantly daydreaming
  • Procrastination
  • University work
  • Studying literature
  • Publishing works (Self-publishing, competitions, articles, etc)
  • Creating elaborate rituals or routines before you can start writing
  • Researching for your story forever
  • Reading author biographies
  • Journaling or writing in a diary
  • Sitting in a cafe with a notebook and pen (or laptop/tablet)
  • Taking a creative writing course or workshop
  • Going to a writing conference
  • Siging up for a writing challenge (or many)
  • Going on (or dreaming about) a writing retreat
  • Writing about writing
  • Updating Wiki links about genre fiction



  • Hozier
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Lorde
  • Gang of Youths
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Conan Gray
  • Bon Iver
  • Eden
  • The 1975
  • Alec Benjamin
  • Chilled Cow (Now ‘Lofi Girl’)
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Leonard Cohen


External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.




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