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The best industry advice for writers and artists, we have expert advice articles, inspirational author interviews, competitions, a lively online community and editorial services for every stage of your writing journey.

See our highlights and find out which stage you are at on your writing journey.


A Criminal Past

A Criminal Past

Author Karen Maitland discusses writing historical crime fiction, and the questions you need to ask yourself before you begin.

Writing as Therapy

Writing as Therapy

Author Louise Beech discusses how drawing on your personal experiences can help to inform your fiction.

Killer Fiction

Killer Fiction

Join us for our inaugural Writing Crime and Thriller Fiction conference, presented by award-winning authors, leading literary agents and creative writing tutors.

To Plan or Not to Plan

To Plan or Not to Plan

Author Dinah Jefferies discusses the writing process and asks how important it is to plan your novel before you start.

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