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: Leisure interests
Take interest from your spare-time activities in this week's creative writing…

13 March 2020

Writing a sequel: Natasha Pulley
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street author says writing its follow-up felt like…

13 March 2020

Gifts for mums who love to write
Looking for gift inspiration this Mother's Day? We have you covered.

11 March 2020

How I write short speculative fiction by Ken Liu
Award-winning author Ken Liu outlines his approach to writing genre-bending…

06 March 2020

Coffee break exercise: International Women's Day
This week's creative writing exercise celebrates International Women's Day on…

06 March 2020

How to write a non-fiction book proposal
How to write an outline, book proposal and introductory letter that shows agents…

04 March 2020

Coffee break exercise: Threat
Draw on a fear or paranoia to create a sense of impending doom in this week's…

28 February 2020

How to create tension in your crime fiction
Author Dominic Nolan lays out how to ratchet up the tension to keep readers…

28 February 2020

Keeping your book on track
Ensure your publishing project stays on target with advice from Silverwood Books

25 February 2020

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