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Under the Microscope extra: The Glass Man

In this web appendix to Writing Magazine’s ‘Under the Microscope’ feature, author and lecturer James McCreet edits the printed pieces according to his own advice, showing how the changes might work in practice. He says: ‘Editing another writer’s work is always a difficult negotiation. There’s the danger of saying things the original author never meant…

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WM’s best books by musicians

With the publication of the debut novel of formerly-celebrated songwriter Morrissey – earning mixed, at best, reviews – the Writing Magazine team has put together our essential books by musicians, and a few you can probably live without. We’ve tried to pick books that stand in their own right, so don’t feel you need to…

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Inspiration Month: Day 21

Throughout the month of June, we’ll be posting you a daily creative writing prompt. Sometimes these will be a single word, sometimes a storyline to follow. It might be an exercise, it might be an idea to get you started. Make sure you check back every day for your new prompt, and let us know…

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Poetry competition: Madder Than We Look

Write Minds is inviting entries of poems on mental health themes Write Minds, a Nottingham-based organisation that promotes creative self-expression for individuals with issues of self-harm, suicide and other mental health difficulties, is compiling an anthology of poems on themes of mental health issues, suicide and self-harm, and invites entries. The top 20 poems will…

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