Writing

How to write & use a bucket list

How to write & use a bucket list

A bucket list is essentially a list of things you’d like to do in your lifetime. This can include activities, events and places you’d like to visit, people you’d like to meet, skills you’d like to learn, and more. Your bucket list is personal to you and reflects your life’s…
How to write an ode

How to write an ode

Writing an ode can be lots of fun and can really get that creativity flowing; it is a great way to celebrate someone or something that you love. Would you like to know how to write an ode? We have brought together some top tips for you on how to…
How to write a book

How to write a book

Sitting down to write a book can feel very overwhelming. When it comes to writing, many might assume that getting published is the hardest part, but the truly difficult part is the writing itself. Despite it being a highly creative process, the best way to tackle creating such a large…
How to write a ballad

How to write a ballad

Ballads are a narrative written in a poetic form. While they’re long, they are not hard to write, and can be real fun to write, too. With that in mind, I have summarised some of the key characteristics of a ballad below, so you can have a go at writing…
Prompts to get you writing

Prompts to get you writing

The best way to get better at creative writing is to practice as often as possible – ideally daily, but it depends what fits in with your lifestyle. However, it can become tricky to think of topics to write about so frequently, and that is where writing prompts come in.…
How to write a sonnet

How to write a sonnet

A sonnet is a form of poetry which takes its name from the Italian word “sonetto”, which means “little song” or “little sound.” The sonnet was established in Italy in the 14th century as a major form of love poetry, and came to be adopted in Spain, France and England…
5 tips to keep writers writing

5 tips to keep writers writing

To a writer, writing daily or regularly is important, both to keep up a momentum and to keep to any deadlines that have been set. However, regular writing sessions can be easily challenged by the dreaded writer’s block – the inability to produce new work or a severe slowing of…
How to write a haiku poem

How to write a haiku poem

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, short in length with no rhymes, and often with a strong focus on nature. Due to their compactness, haiku poems can be fun to write, whatever your writing and poetry skills; whether you are a published poet or a complete novice. Haiku poetry…