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: Playlist
Create a playlist for one of your characters in today's creative writing…

02 July 2021

How to find good writing competitions
Follow this ten-point checklist from the WGGB to avoid bad writing competitions…

02 July 2021

How to write young adult stories
Read top tips from three young adult authors taking part in The Online Book Fair…

30 June 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Sleepyhead
Make decisions about a character in today's creative writing exercise

25 June 2021

Crime writing: Turning fact into fiction
Author Joe Thomas describes how real-life events create the backdrop for his São…

25 June 2021

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

23 June 2021

Under the Microscope extra: A Woman of Fortitude
A reader's novel opening goes under the editorial microscope

23 June 2021

Seven creative activities to try this National Writing Week
Explore your writing and what it means to you in WM's daily writing-related…

23 June 2021

Coffee-break exercise: House
Imagine the role this house might play in today's creative writing exercise

18 June 2021

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