The saying goes that “everyone has a story in them” and it’s the mission of Writing Magazine to help you get yours out. Brought to you by real experts who know what it takes to improve your writing or get published, this monthly magazine is a must-have for all writers. Whether you write fiction, poetry, drama, children’s books, non-fiction or anything else, each issue features tips, practical exercises and real-life advice, that will not only help you get all that creativity onto the paper but also, get your name and profile out into the industry. With writing masterclasses from professionals, industry news, events listings, competitions where you can submit your work for fantastic prizes and real paid writing opportunities, Writing Magazine has everything you need to hone and improve your talents.
The world of writing • Automatic poetry, an amateur adaptation, a new quest and an old trick… people will try anything in the wonderful world of writing
Screen credit • Theo Jones, contracts adviser at the SoA, outlines the deal when you work with television producers
WOKE UP • From a publishing perspective, Piers Blofeld argues that wokeness is a creation of right-wing further educational policies
Better writing NOW • Author James McCreet runs through the most common errors made by apprentice writers so they can be solved at a stroke
THE PROFESSIONALS • In part four of her self-publishing series, indie author DJ Bowman-Smith helps you to find and work with the right experts
JUSTICE FOR ALL • Eva Dolan creates popular crime novels with social justice at their heart, as Tina Jackson discovers.
Editorial calendar • Strong forward planning will greatly improve your chances with freelance submissions. Here are some themes to consider for the coming months.
Who’s in the driving seat? • Helen Corner-Bryant considers the next move for a writer wondering if they should change their agent
Book-to-screen BONANZA • Rosalind Moody highlights six major book adaptations coming to the screen this year
Anita Sethi • The nature writer describes how her response to racial abuse led to her first book, I Belong Here
A writer’s worksheet • Are you a new writer? You’ll get off to a great start with Adrian Magson‘s guide to getting the writing process right.
WIN! £500 IN CASH PRIZES & PUBLICATION • Twist short story competition
A Short History of British Trees (according to Hattie Webb)
The great pretender • Even the most successful writers can suffer from Imposter Syndrome. Cathy White explores what it is and how to overcome it.
DON’T GET INFECTED • Comparisonitis thrives on vulnerable writers. Simon Whaley learns how two writers judge success on their own terms
JOHN SUCHET • The author, journalist and Classic FM presenter shares the five books that shaped him as a writer
Bloom in Zoom • Jane Wenham Jones offers a new writer reassuring tips on coming across well at her first virtual literary event
Under the covers Finding my tribe • Gillian Harvey is proud to be part of a community of writers
RETRO REVIVAL • Invite writing group members to take a trip down memory lane in these exercises from Julie Phillips
CIRCLES’ ROUNDUP • If your writing group would like to feature here, whether you need new members, have an event to publicise or to suggest tips for other groups, Tina Jackson email email@example.com
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An epic endeavour
New adventures for Cat
Lots going on for Linda
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