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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

Everything you need to know about how to write dialogue in a story
How do you write convincing dialogue and structure it correctly in your story?…

17 September 2019

BBC National Short Story Award: Ghillie's Mum by Lynda Clark
Every day this week, you can read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted…

13 September 2019

Coffee Break exercise: Friday the 13th
Frighten your readers silly with this week's creative writing exercise

13 September 2019

BBC National Short Story Award: The Invisible by Jo Lloyd
Every day this week, you can read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted…

12 September 2019

BBC National Short Story Award: My Beautiful Millennial by Tamsin Grey
Every day this week, you can read an extract from one of the stories shortlisted…

11 September 2019

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