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We want to hear your news and views on the writing world, your advice for fellow writers – and don’t forget to tell us what you would like to see featured in a future issue…

Write to: Letters to the editor, Writing Magazine, Warners Group Publications plc, 5th Floor, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD; email: (Include your name and address when emailing letters. Ensure all letters, a maximum of 250 words, are exclusive to Writing Magazine. Letters may be edited.)

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I thought I would let you know how much your magazine is putting me to sleep. No, wait, please read on!

As an older mum of a toddler, I have grudgingly accepted that lack of sleep is just par for the course. Friends have suggested solutions for my insomnia including crosswords and physical exercise… (Seriously… I’m 48. Running around after a three-year-old who is more puppy than human should be exercise enough.) However, I recently acknowledged the fact that it was due to lack of stimulation that, in desperation, my brain kept randomly recalling the names of the Paw Patrol cast. I needed more mental exercise. Scanning the magazine shelves in the supermarket for a revelation, I discovered Writing Magazine, and on the spur of the moment, bought my first issue. I can now say, several issues later, that embarking on the creative writing path has helped immensely. I am a convert, reading cover to cover and following all relevant advice. Each morning I do a short writing exercise, and in everyday life I find that my brain is constantly ‘on’, plotting, or running through imagined dialogues. Come bedtime, I feel like I have done something mentally rousing during the day, have actually done a bit of ’toil’, and I usually sleep well.

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About Writing Magazine

In 2020’s first issue of Writing Magazine, we’ve rounded up publishing experts to predict the biggest trends for the year ahead. There are articles on how to open doors to new writing opportunities and give your publicity a push. Read and learn from the advice for a reader on getting their runaway manuscript under control, and find out how our star interview, historical crime author Abir Mukherjee, creates novels that are both rip-roaring and thought-provoking. We’ve rounded up all the latest writing competitions and opportunities to get published to get you off to a good start. We’re here to help you make this the year you achieve your writing ambitions – so don’t miss out on the chance to get your writing out there!