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BBC National Short Story Award: Ghillie's Mum by Lynda Clark
Every day this week, you can read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted…

13 September 2019

Coffee Break exercise: Friday the 13th
Frighten your readers silly with this week's creative writing exercise

13 September 2019

BBC National Short Story Award: The Invisible by Jo Lloyd
Every day this week, you can read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted…

12 September 2019

BBC National Short Story Award: My Beautiful Millennial by Tamsin Grey
Every day this week, you can read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted…

11 September 2019

BBC National Short Story Award: The Children by Lucy Caldwell
Every day this week, you can read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted…

10 September 2019

BBC National Short Story Award: Silver Fish in the Midnight Sea by Jacqueline…
Every day this week, you can read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted…

09 September 2019

How to write a good sentence (and how it will work wonders for your creative…
Sentences are the basic building blocks of any writing, so it’s a good…

09 September 2019

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

04 September 2019

Under the Microscope extra: Rex
Read the promising opening to a young writer's novel and our suggested rewrite

04 September 2019

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