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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.

Under the Microscope extra: Leaving Home
A reader's creative non-fiction goes under the editorial microscope

21 February 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Stormy weather
With another storm forecast this weekend, extreme weather is the theme for this…

21 February 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Love is the answer
Explore love in your writing in this Valentine's Day-themed creating writing…

14 February 2020

Coffee-break exercise: Swapping styles
Have fun with this week's creative writing exercise, which is about finding…

07 February 2020

How to write funny fiction with Hannah Rothschild
The acclaimed novelist, who won the Wodehouse prize for comic fiction with her…

06 February 2020

Coffee break exercise: Burning bridges
How could a reckless ending inspire your storytelling? Find out in this week's…

31 January 2020

How to write fight scenes
Punch above your weight when it comes to writing fight scenes by following this…

31 January 2020

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

29 January 2020

Under the Microscope extra: Make a Change
A reader's novel opening gets an editorial oversight

27 January 2020

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