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: Find four ways
Play with differing perspectives and points of view in today's creative writing…

15 January 2021

Writing crime: Killing women
Lara Thompson, author of crime thriller One Night, New York, on why crime…

15 January 2021

Coffee break exercise: Fresh start
New Year, new writing project. Start the way you mean to go on in today's…

08 January 2021

Historical fiction - using real people in your stories
Author Frances Quinn describes how a real person inspired her new historical…

08 January 2021

The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize: a catalyst for your literary career
Now in its 11th year, the Fiction Prize has developed a formidable reputation…

05 January 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Your writing resolution for 2021
Set yourself your writing targets for the coming year in the first creative…

01 January 2021

Iris Goldsztajn, winner of the Writing Magazine Grand Prize
Meet London freelance journalist and creative writer Iris Goldsztajn, winner of…

01 January 2021

How to make writing plans you’ll stick to
Make 2021 the year you keep your writing plans and achieve your ambitions with…

27 December 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Christmas with a difference
For this festive creative writing exercise, add an unexpected element to a…

25 December 2020

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