This short, snappy study guide walks you through the useful tips and tricks you need to succeed in “writing what you know”.

An easy read with thought-provoking activities designed to embed the reader’s knowledge, this book acts as a great prompt to get the creative juices flowing. Introducing methods that help you heighten your awareness of your surroundings, as well as harnessing your personal experiences and memories to channel into your writing, this textbook guides you to write creatively in a way that works for you.

If there’s one downside to reading this in eBook format, it’s the compatibility; there are a few links out to external sights and resources which are not always Kindle-friendly. For example, I was unable to hear an audio excerpt that would have been quite interesting.

That said, it’s a free guide from The Open University. They’re giving us their material with absolutely no charge, so who am I to complain about the odd technical hiccup?

If you love creative writing, but aren’t sure how to begin your next (or first!) project, I would recommend reading this book. You can get through the content in less than a day and it acts as good fuel for inspiration.