Writing fiction

If you want to try your hand at writing fiction, we've got some useful tips and guides to get you started.

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Great characters

Get advice on how to make your characters feel like real people with our top tips.

Writing dialogue

Get tips about when to use dialogue and how to make it sound believable.

Thinking about diversity

How can you make sure your writing is diverse and inclusive? Our top tips will give you some pointers.

Perfecting your plot

Get advice on how to make sure your writing has a clear structure - and doesn't get saggy...

BookTrust HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

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Fan fiction

Get advice on writing fan fiction based on your favourite stories.

Authors' tips for getting started

Looking for advice from the experts? Top authors offer their top tips on getting started with writing.

Next steps

So you've written something you're happy with - but what now? Get advice on publishing and agents here.