How To Write

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What's it like to attend a writers' conference?
WM checks out the National Creative Writing Industry Day 2019

05 November 2019

Coffee break exercise: Rewriting history
Go back in time and change something that happened in this week's creative…

01 November 2019

Improve your creative writing competition chances
Want your writing competition entries to impress judges and win prizes? Here are…

31 October 2019

The law for writers - save your work
Protecting your intellectual property isn't all about rights - what are your…

29 October 2019

Coffee break exercise: Spooky story
With Halloween looming, this week's creative writing exercise is all about…

25 October 2019

What to do when you have writer’s block: A guide for panickers
For some writers it’s a myth, for others it’s a mountain, but one way or another…

25 October 2019

Read more, write better - Writing Magazine bonus content, December 2019
Background reading, exclusive audio extracts and more to complement your latest…

24 October 2019

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

24 October 2019

Coffee break exercise: Voices
Work on developing characters by paying attention to what they say in this…

18 October 2019

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