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Read more, write better - Writing Magazine bonus content, September 2021
Background reading, exclusive new book extracts and more to complement your…

26 July 2021

Coffee-break exercise: Venting
Write from the point of view of someone annoyed in this week's creating writing…

23 July 2021

Travel for writers: Make the most of your research trip
Top tips from thriller writer and former foreign correspondent Dan Fesperman so…

23 July 2021

How to put together a writing CV
What should go in your writing biog for submission to agents, publishers and…

23 July 2021

Coffee break exercise: Doughnut
Think about food choices in this week's creative writing exercise

16 July 2021

How to deal with writer's burnout
Novelist Penny Parkes has wise words for writers who feel as if they're running…

16 July 2021

How to sell a book to Netflix
Author and screenwriter Sarah Anderson describes what happened as her novel was…

14 July 2021

Coffee break exercise: It's coming home
In the countdown to the Euro 2020 final, write around the idea of 'it's coming…

09 July 2021

How to theme a short story collection
Author Jo Lennan explores how finding a theme can unify your collection

09 July 2021

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