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.

How to write a ghost story
Ten top tips for writing a spooky story for Halloween

21 October 2020

Coffee break exercise: Something on toast
Get toasty with today's creative writing exercise!

16 October 2020

How to co-write a thriller with Ben Creed
How does the City of Ghosts novel-writing duo stay on the same page whilst…

16 October 2020

Coffee Break exercise: Black History Month - Toni Morrison
With Black History Month running throughout October, be inspired to start…

09 October 2020

Writing a psychological thriller: Alex Dahl
The psychological thriller author describes how her own life uncomfortably…

09 October 2020

BBC National Short Story Award: Sarah Hall
Every day this week, read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted for the…

02 October 2020

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

01 October 2020

How to write a poem
Top tips for National Poetry Day from South Bank Poetry's Katherine Lockton

01 October 2020

5 of the best lockdown poems
If ever we all need some words of encouragement it's now. Here are five…

01 October 2020

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