Top tips on writing short stories to help inspire you to create your own 500 Words story.
Francesca Simon and Frank Cottrell-Boyce answer your story writing questions
Author Frank Cottrell Boyce's series of handy writing tips
Chris, Francesca, Frank & Malorie impress HRH The Duchess of Cornwall with story tips!
Get inspired by our fab judge Frank Cottrell Boyce, then get writing!
Hear some top tips from our returning star judge Malorie Blackman.
Charlie Higson gives his top tips to young writers hoping to enter 500 Words.
Young Bond author Charlie Higson answers your questions about how to write a super story
Fab Frank gives us all a helping hand by sharing 3 top tips.
Frank Cottrell Boyce on creating characters (and basing them on somebody you know!)
Frank Cottrell Boyce talks about who inspired him and the power of great writing!
Watch this video to learn more about our five judging criteria!
Frank Cottrell Boyce joins the 500 Words judging panel and offers his top tips to entrants
Rebecca Adlington tells us about her childhood memories surrounding bedtime reading.
Paddington's Mr Brown, & Downtown's Hugh Bonneville says inspiration can be the everyday.
Olympic Diver Tom Daley talks to us about his favourite childhood stories.
Paloma describes how having dyslexia didn't stop her loving books as a kid!
Radio 1 Dj Greg James talks about why he thinks it’s important to get writing!
Coldplay’s Chris Martin tells us why, as a Dad, he thinks reading and writing is great!
“Money On My Mind” singer, Sam Smith, says emotion and life experience helps him write.