Creative Writing

Coffee break exercise: Voices
Work on developing characters by paying attention to what they say in this…

18 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

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

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