10 Creative Writing Tips from The Open University

Considering writing a novel? Love developing your own short stories? Or do you just have a passion for reading that you want to take further? Novelist and lecturer at The Open University, Sally O'Reilly, has provided ten helpful tips for writers - see below for our handy graphic.

While some of Sally's tips are very actionable ("just do it"), others are considered a bit more 'out there' ("get a cat!"). Above all else, she encourages you to enjoy yourself while writing.

All of the tips from Sally O'Reilly can be found below in our graphic, and the full original article can be found on the OpenLearn website. Which tips are your favourites? Let us know on Facebook.

Find out more about creative writing at The Open University, and also check out the BA (Hons) English Literature degree available for international students. 


10 March, 2015 - 16:24