How To Write

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Under the microscope: McCredited
Read James McCreet's rewrite of the extract workshopped in UtM, WM January 2024

07 January 2024

Under the microscope: McCredited
Read James McCreet's rewrite of the extract workshopped in UtM, WM February 2024

04 January 2024

Writing prompt: Cold
Explore the way the cold makes you or a character feel in this week’s creative…

01 December 2023

How to write a Christmas novel
Top tips from four leading authors in the festive fiction field

01 December 2023

Coffee-break writing: In nature
Write about the experience of being in nature in this week’s exercise

24 November 2023

Coffee-break writing: Pick a book
Write about a favourite book in this week’s creative writing exercise

24 November 2023

Writing on the road: Van life
Could you write and travel at the same time? Author Emma Christie does, and she…

24 November 2023

Notes on NaNoWriMo: From first draft to publication
Are you doing NaNoWroMo this year? Author C.S.E. Cooney reflects on what…

17 November 2023

Coffee-break writing: Half full
Create negative and positive outlooks or interpretations in today's creative…

10 November 2023

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