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: Creative crossroad
Explore the unknown to take your writing in a new direction in this week's…

17 July 2020

Simon Stephenson: Finding the right form
Are you struggling to find the right way of telling your story? Screenwriter and…

17 July 2020

Get fresh air, find fresh ideas
Writer, photographer and Writing Magazine contributor Simon Whaley encourages…

17 July 2020

Author inspiration - Miranda Malins, The Puritan Princess
Author and Writing Magazine subscriber Miranda Malins explains the inspiration…

16 July 2020

Ask the expert: Are swear words ok to use in a novel?
Writer and tutor James McCreet answers Writing Magazine reader questions and…

15 July 2020

Author inspiration - family history, with Gaynor Halliday
Writing Magazine subscriber Gaynor Halliday explains how a family history search…

14 July 2020

The rules of self-editing
Cornerstones director Helen Corner-Bryant explains the 'six Rs of self-editing'

13 July 2020

10 quotes to inspire your writing
Stuck for ideas? Build on these great words from great minds

12 July 2020

Meet Writing Magazine - keep sharing your stories
Writing Magazine assistant editor Tina Jackson encourages you to try new things…

11 July 2020

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