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Fiction: The importance of representation
Novelist Lola Akinmade Åkerström writes about centring Black protagonists in a…

10 November 2023

McCredited WM December 2023
Read James McCreet's suggested rewrite for Under the Microscope

07 November 2023

Coffee-break writing: Fireworks
Write a passage inspired by pyrotechnics in this week’s creative writing…

03 November 2023

Writing place: Country House Gothic
Novelist Louise Davidson looks at Gothic literature’s obsession with the country…

03 November 2023

Coffee-break exercise: Scary story
Conjure a terrifying tale in today's creative writing exercise

27 October 2023

Horror: How to terrify your readers
Bestselling horror author Yrsa Sigurdardottir explains how to frighten the…

27 October 2023

Coffee-break writing: Strange
Make dramatic sense of something odd or weird in this week’s creative writing…

20 October 2023

Chris Parker: Writing about maleness
The debut author writes about challenging received perceptions about gender in…

20 October 2023

Coffee-break writing: Happy place
Explore someone in their ideal environment in this week's creative writing…

13 October 2023

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