How To Write

Improve your writing and learn new skills with our expert advice, essential tips and fun exercises to try at home. Get started with our latest blogs below.

Coffee-break exercise: Changing colours
Conjure the colours of autumn in this week's creative writing exercise

24 September 2021

How to write credible historical fiction
Avoid the five common pitfalls of writing historical fiction with advice from…

24 September 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Solo travel
Choose whether to write fiction or non-fiction in this week's exercise

17 September 2021

How to personify non-human characters in writing
Author Louise Fein describes how she gave a voice to a condition, epilepsy, in…

17 September 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Twist
How many ways can you use one word in this week's creative writing exercise?

10 September 2021

Speculative fiction: Essentials of building your fantasy world
Worldbuilding is crucial for fantasy writers. Ian Green tells you how to do it.

10 September 2021

Coffee break exercise: Space invaders
Decide how you will interpret the theme in this week's creative writing exercise

03 September 2021

Crime writing: Creating a new noir
Inga Vesper talks about reinventing the noir genre from a women's perspective

03 September 2021

How to start a poem with Rob Miles
The multi-award-winning poet discusses making a habit of getting in the zone

02 September 2021

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