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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: The road ahead
Use the theme to spark new writing in this week's creative writing exercise.

22 October 2021

How to write scary ghost stories
Top tips from author Will Maclean on writing a scary ghost story for Halloween

22 October 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Dramatic skies
Use this image to prompt a narrrative in this week's creative writing exercise

15 October 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Tribute
Use your writing to express a tribute to someone in this week's exercise

08 October 2021

How to write flawed characters
Nobody's Perfect author Stephanie Butland shares her thoughts on writing…

08 October 2021

How to start a poem with Rob Miles
The multi-award-winning poet discusses making a habit of getting in the zone

07 October 2021

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

04 October 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Embrace
Write about a specific hug in this week's creative writing exercise

01 October 2021

Romance Writers’ Week: Everything You Need to Know to Write a Swoon-Worthy…
Don’t miss your chance to learn the secrets of writing a great romance.

29 September 2021

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