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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: Real-time
What could happen to your characters in a ten-minute period? Find out by trying…

11 October 2019

Mark Simmonds: The joy of mental ill-health
For World Mental Health Day, the author of Breakdown and Repair describes how…

10 October 2019

Why write ghost stories?
Amanda Mason, author of The Wayward Girls, explains the haunting pull of the…

04 October 2019

Coffee-break exercise: Hats
What does headgear say about your character? Find out in this week's creative…

04 October 2019

Under the Microscope extra: A Fatal Addiction pt 3, The Victor and The…
A reader's novel opening goes under our critical eye

27 September 2019

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

27 September 2019

Coffee-break exercise: Autumn
Leaves are falling, the season has turned – and prompted this week's creative…

26 September 2019

6 reasons why you should attend a writing workshop
Writing tutor and professional author James McCreet is hosting a workshop in…

24 September 2019

Coffee-break exercise: Creative solutions
This week's creative writing exercise is all about carrying out a repair job on…

20 September 2019

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