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.

Coffee-break exercise: Normal
Week's exercise invites you to explore 'normality' in your creative writing

14 August 2020

Creative writing: Creating a sense of the gothic
Elizabeth Brooks describes how her obsession with the Brontës led to her writing…

14 August 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Hot hot hot
Instead of wilting in the heatwave, let it inspire some new creative writing in…

07 August 2020

How to write about a different period from the one you live in
Author Matson Taylor describes how he immersed himself in the 1950s and 1960s…

07 August 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Take two
Take two random words as the starting point for a new piece of writing in this…

31 July 2020

Author inspiration - Margaret James
Author and Writing Magazine regular Margaret James gets you inspired

31 July 2020

Read more, write better - Writing Magazine bonus content, September 2020
Background reading, exclusive audio extracts and more to complement your latest…

31 July 2020

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

31 July 2020

Make your inspiration count
Ten top tips to help you turn your creative inspiration into effective new…

31 July 2020

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