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Coffee break exercise: Get your skates on
Write as fast as you can in this week's creative writing exercise

26 November 2021

How to write crime: Top tips from Jeffery Deaver
The bestselling crime writer shares top tips about crime writing and the…

26 November 2021

Read more, write better - Writing Magazine bonus content, January 2022
Background reading, exclusive new book extracts and more to complement your…

19 November 2021

Coffee break exercise: Sweet memories
Evoke the memories connected to a favourite treat from the past in this week's…

19 November 2021

Under the Microscope extra: Hugh
A reader's novel opening goes under the editorial microscope

19 November 2021

Ghost writing: John McDonald
The novelist, screenwriter and ghostwriter describes how he competed Rupert…

19 November 2021

Coffee break exercise: Suitcase
Pack an imaginary suitcase for someone in this week's creative writing exercise

12 November 2021

Life-writing: How I wrote my memoir
Sally Herbert describes her journey from novice writer to publishing The Missing…

12 November 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Fireworks
Write something inspired by Bonfire Night in this week's creative writing…

05 November 2021

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