How To Write

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How to write location in your fiction
The right setting is crucial for any novel but sometimes the location takes a…

29 January 2021

Switch genres: from writing science fiction and fantasy novels to crime
How SK Sharp approached writing his first crime novel

28 January 2021

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

27 January 2021

Under the Microscope extra: Swing on a Star
A reader's novel opening goes under the editorial microscope

27 January 2021

Coffee break exercise: Hope
Write about hope in today's creaive writing exercise

22 January 2021

Being an older author: Making your story matter
Costa-shortlisted novelist Anne Youngson writes about finding a voice as a…

22 January 2021

Coffee break exercise: Find four ways
Play with differing perspectives and points of view in today's creative writing…

15 January 2021

Writing crime: Killing women
Lara Thompson, author of crime thriller One Night, New York, on why crime…

15 January 2021

Coffee break exercise: Fresh start
New Year, new writing project. Start the way you mean to go on in today's…

08 January 2021

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