Looking for some advice before putting pen to paper? Here are some great writing tips from some great writers.
In this section you can find advice on writing your own book blog, simple rules for improving your work and even some brilliant pointers on getting started with horror...
The Tapper Twins author Geoff Rodkey offers his three big rules that he promises will help you to improve your writing.
Blogger and author Luisa Plaja shares her top ten tips for writing your very own book blog.
Flirty Dancing author Jenny McLachlan offers some great ideas to get your summer writing journal started.
Ready to get spooky? Author Chris Priestley brings you his advice about writing horror stories.
Writer and illustrator Sarah McIntyre shows you how to draw a sea monkey and takes you through running a fun comics jam in the classroom, step by step.
Writer in Residence
Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer in Residence (or Writer-Illustrator in Residence) to write blogs, run competitions and give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books.
Our current Writer-Illustrator in Residence is Sarah McIntyre, so find out what she's been up to for BookTrust here.
Advice for young writers
Sarah J Maas published her first novel online at the age of 16 - and now she has some great pointers to help you with your writing.
Writing historical fiction
Fancy visiting the past in your writing? Cora Harrison can help you figure out the best way to do just that.