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.

Under the Microscope extra: Housekeeping
A reader's novel opening goes under the editorial microscope

25 February 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Two sides
Write two sides of the same story in today's creative writing exercise

19 February 2021

How to create an authentic child’s voice in fiction
Author Blair James shows how she created a convincing child character for her…

19 February 2021

10 steps to adapting a novel into a screenplay
Learn how to turn you book into a film with advice from Moviesoft

15 February 2021

Coffee break exercise: Valentine's Day
Write a love letter in today's creative writing exercise

12 February 2021

Mark Stay: Why fantasy matters
The Crow Folk author offers his thoughts on how fantasy fiction is much more…

12 February 2021

Coffee break exercise: Chair
Create a character to sit in this chair in this week's creative writing exercise

05 February 2021

Janie Brown: How I learned to tell other people's most difficult stories
The author of Radical Acts of Love describes how she learned to do justice to…

05 February 2021

Coffee break exercise: Early
Imagine getting up an hour early in today's creative writing exercise

29 January 2021

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