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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: Harvest
Relate the idea of harvest to your writing in this week's exercise

18 September 2020

Marieke Nijkamp: Mirrors and monsters
The bestselling YA author writes about why inclusive representation in…

18 September 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Bite-size fiction
Give yourself a tea-time treat with this week's creative writing exercise

11 September 2020

What it's like to win the BBC National Short Story Award
With the BBC NSSA shortlist announced tonight, last year's winner Jo Lloyd…

11 September 2020

Jane Johnson: Writing about love in a time of war
The bestselling historical novelist describes how stories of love and conflict…

04 September 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Next steps
This week's exercise is about planning where to take your writing

04 September 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Smile
Rack your brains for reasons to be cheerful in this week's creative writing…

28 August 2020

Crime writing: The importance of place with Nick Quantrill
How location gives your crime fiction a unique flavour, by the acclaimed author…

28 August 2020

Read more, write better - Writing Magazine bonus content, October 2020
Background reading, exclusive audio extracts and more to complement your latest…

26 August 2020

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