Enter our feminist fiction writing competition - judged by a panel of noted feminist writers - to win £100, 1 yr BUST Magazine subscriptions & get your blog and writing promoted. Start writing & pass it on! Comp ends 30 Nov 2011
Tips for getting your short stories published: Publishing is a numbers game. You've got to keep writing, keep submitting to online / print publishers, and build your author's bio with published work (not just short stories but also articles and reviews). Mookychick gives you handy writing tips and links to aid your quest.
Writing fanfiction really can make you a better writer. It cures writer's block, guarantees helpful critiques and more. 'My Immortal' (the worst fanfic ever) has given fanfictio an unfairly bad rep...
If you take an alternative degree (like creative writing) you're partly challenging yourself to follow the dream and partly acknowledging you're keeping your career options open. Diligence makes its mark on any degree you choose to go with in the end...
When November hits, some of you writers out there may know what that means. For those of you who don't, let me enlighten you. November is National Novel Writing Month. Yes, you write a novel in a month. Simple!
Writing exercises: There's more to haiku that meets the eye. We give you 65 - yes, 65 - creative writing tips for writing haiku as tiny and slender and powerful as a shard of glass, with haiku formats and examples. We're not mucking about.
Penpals: Build your letter writing and craft skills with foreign penpals - swap crazy sweets with them (be wary of Denmark they have salty liquorice), send them music and artwork... A penpal makes the world a better place. Here's how to become penpals.
Creative writing: All those who love creative writing eventually encounter the dreaded writer's block. Mistress Geenyus brings you the best creative writing tips out there for curing writer's block - all in 1 article!
Ever felt drawn to strange old warehouses or wondered why people act like robots on their way to work? That's the semi-occult art of psychogeography - finding out how your environment shapes the way you think. It's as easy as poking your nose where it doesn't belong...
Geek World: Happy snapper photos and MySpace posing shots are the first step. Now it's time to start giving your amateur photos the edge. You don't need expensive equipment to have an artistic approach to photography - you just need to start building your artistic eye.
Psychology: Read/seen 'Dune'? We're going to teach you the Mentat technique of problem-solving. Turn yourself into a human computer to achieve impossible aims, from getting the perfect job/boy to writing a novel!
Some say dreams are not just a way to make sense of what happened during the day but the means for important messages to reach us; messages that our logical self just doesn't pick up on. So here is a quick guide on reading your night time imaginings using a couple of different methods.
Geek World: Who's been disappointed with the final results of a 'great' photo they've taken? Nobody? Ah. Everybody. With digital cameras you do at least get to delete the bad photos immediately, but as a photography student, Morgane mostly still uses good old film rolls and has to undergo the embarrassment of the teacher looking through all the photos and asking why she's cut everybody's feet off. Here are a few basic photography tips to bear in mind, whether the images you're capturing be arty or personal.
Opinion: Ever seen a film or played a computer game and had it act like a filter so you see the whole world that way for a few minutes or hours? Liv tells you how to make the most out of playing your life like a video game.
Working real magic turns your life into an adventure with limitless possibilities. We give you a step-by-step guide to making a sigil - a form of magic that brings you your heart's desire. And all you need is a pencil and paper...
Dreams are stories expressed in a language from your own experience, says Caroline X. You might not be able to understand them readily but if you keep a dream diary and learn about your own personal dream meanings, some realisation might start to dawn....
Art, Photography and Writing Creative Tips
Browse creative tips, advice and tutorials from how to take model photos and write fantasy to how to get published, build an online craft store or land your art in an exhibition.