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.

Julia Donaldson: Writing children's picture books
Exclusive picture-book advice for WM readers from the bestselling author of The…

17 June 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Weird pies and strange pasties
Take your writing off the beaten track on today's exercise

11 June 2021

Fanny Blake: Creating convincing voices in fiction
The bestselling author on how to write different voices across generations

11 June 2021

Pride Month: Writing gay crime fiction and finding your tribe
Crime writer Derek Farrell on refusing to tone down his 'too gay' detective…

08 June 2021

Top ten tips for writing poetry: Monika Cassel
As flipped eye celebrates its 20th anniversary, one of its leading poets shares…

04 June 2021

Coffee break exercise: Sunny day
Create a new piece of writing inspired by sunshine in today's exercise

04 June 2021

Coffee break exercise: The show is about to begin
Use the prompt as the start for new writing in today's exercise

28 May 2021

Taylor Jenkins Reid: Behind the scenes of Malibu Rising
The author of runaway bestseller Daisy Jones and the Six gives an insight into…

28 May 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Message in the night
Use the prompt to start a new piece of creative writing in today's exercise

21 May 2021

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