52 Dates for Writers – Ride a Tandem, Assume an Alias and 50 Other Ways to Improve your Craft

This inventive creative-writing guide will take you away from your desk, encouraging you to return with new ideas, fresh insight, better writing skills and a renewed passion for your novel, short stories or non-fiction project. Each suggested activity is accompanied by practical exercises to help with writing, revising and editing your work. For instance, climb a hill to gain a new viewpoint, then rewrite a section of your book from an expanded, zoomed-out perspective. Or gatecrash an event, then write a scene about your character in an awkward situation. Give life to your words by getting out and living!

Read solo, or create your own private book group to read – and write – along with your fellow writers.

About the author

Claire Wingfield is a freelance editor and literary consultant who has worked with writers from across the world. She is the creator of The Complete Book Marketing Toolkit and The Submissions Bootcamp.

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Why We Like It

  • Perfect for both novices and experienced writers seeking a new challenge
  • An online course with a difference to really get your creative juices flowing
  • Post a review of the book before 3 October 2016 to be entered for a prize draw!

‘Medicine for writers. 5*’ – Jules Horne

‘An innovative creative writing aid that will be hugely valuable to writers.’ – Scottish Book Trust

‘Stuffed with imaginative tips and exercises to get things moving. It’s also very good fun.’ – Mark Leggatt, author of Names of the Dead and London Cage

About the author

Claire Wingfield is a freelance editor and literary consultant. She is the creator of The Complete Book Marketing Toolkit, an online course including feedback on essentials such as your author website, book description and social media profiles, and the Submissions Bootcamp, empowering writers throughout the submissions process. Claire is offering a £50 discount for Pigeonhole readers booking either course with the code PH50 before 30/11/2016. Find out more at www.clairewingfield.co.uk.


Join our commmunity of readers or read with friends in your own private book club.


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Save your favourite bits and leave thoughts to connect with fellow readers.


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