Plan your year with writing and reading events to improve your craft with our 2020 guide, essential advice for clearer writing, how to write travel articles and up to £93,000 to win in writing prizes
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Inside the March 2020 issue of Writing Magazine:
2020 events guide
Our annual roundup of literary festivals, events, workshops, courses and retreats, to plan your visits to writing events near you and further afield
Dodge clichés - Essential advice to help you avoid writing in cliches and keep your prose fresh
Travel near home – how to write travel articles without going too far afield
Publicity essentials – the basics of generating publicity and promotion (eg getting appearances, bookings, mentions, etc)
Romantic fiction, new competitions (lots of them for all kinds of writers) and some feedback from the current chairman of the Romantic Novelists Association.
CHILDREN’S - Picture Book Prize winners – winning entries from our annual picture book prize competition
Writing for Video Games
Although a relatively new avenue for writers, video games are now presenting stories as exciting, emotional and involving as any other medium. But how do you go approach developing stories for this unique medium, and what components must a writer think about? This article will cover some of the fundamentals of this distinctive area of fiction, as well as exploring how a writer might break into this field.
Boost productivity - Every Minute Counts
It’s a leap year, which means we’ve an extra whole day, or 1,440 minutes, to write this month. This minute-by-minute guide will identify ways in which you can boost your writing productivity this month.
Interviews and profiles
Star interview: Eoin Colfer, the YA bestseller, creator of Artemis Fowl, on writing his first book for adults
Meet timeslip history author Christina Courtenay
Historical crime writer Mark Ellis shares his writing routines and habits
Family saga author Jean Fullerton picks her five favourite reads
Beat the bestsellers: Kazuo Ishiguro