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 find a literary agent
Help to get an agent for your book, with advice from Writers & Artists

16 December 2019

Character profile: A guide and template
Learn how to create a character profile with our essential advice, and…

08 December 2019

Coffee-break exercise: Christmas party comedy
With festive party season in full swing, tap into the Yuletide spirit to write…

06 December 2019

Read more, write better - Writing Magazine bonus content, January 2020
Background reading, exclusive audio extracts and more to complement your latest…

03 December 2019

Character description: 14 ways to get it right
Learn how to describe your characters well with our essential advice

01 December 2019

Coffee break exercise: Black Friday
Use today's shopping frenzy as the prompt for a new piece of creative writing

29 November 2019

Under the Microscope extra: Buttercups and Daisies
Read our suggested rewrite of a reader's novel opening

26 November 2019

Coffee break exercise: Make a meal of it
Create some tasty new work with this week's food-themed creative writing…

15 November 2019

Coffee break exercise: Weather
Imagine what might happen if weather conditions got worse in this week's…

08 November 2019

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