We offer a wide range of practical tips and inspirational advice on writing from well-known authors. There are tips on writing poetry and short stories, tips on creating characters, tips on getting motivated and tips on getting published.

Book Trust provides a wealth of material for those of all ages and backgrounds who want to get involved with writing. This ranges from an up-to-date database of writing competitions to expert tips from publishers and our online writer in residence.


Teachers and parents will also find practical resources to help them run projects to get children in primary and secondary schools excited about writing.


Whether you're a complete novice or a published author, there is something here to help you make the most of your writing.

Writing Tips

Take a look at our latest writing tips from authors and experts in their field - including advice for getting motivated, getting your work to a high standard and getting published


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Writing tips to include diversity

Trying to ensure a disabled person is included in a storyline or picture can at first feel contrived, tokenistic or even ‘over-PC'. Here are our tips on how you can reflect the diverse society in which we live in your writing.

Writing tips for teens

Want to start writing stories? Interested in improving your writing? Want to get into writing fan fiction?