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: Let's dance
Choose words to express how you or a character experiences dancing in today's…

14 May 2021

Faith Hogan: Writing, the sea, and me
The bestselling Irish novelist describes how took the plunge to writing a novel…

14 May 2021

Why writing is good for your mental health
We've highlighted some of the ways writing can make a positive difference to…

10 May 2021

Read more, write better - Writing Magazine bonus content, June 2021
Background reading, exclusive new book extracts and more to complement your…

07 May 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Washout
Explore what 'washout' means to you in today's creative writing exercise

07 May 2021

How to translate life into poetry
Monika Radojevic, winner of the Merky Books New Writers' Prize 2020, describes…

07 May 2021

Coffee-break exercise: What now?
Think about narrative progression in today's creative writing exercise

30 April 2021

Writing and mental health: Abbie Greaves
The novelist talks about how mental health makes its way onto her pages

30 April 2021

Coffee-break exercise: White knuckle ride
Describe how it feels to be waiting to go on a rollercoaster ride in today's…

23 April 2021

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