Welcome to Practical Creative Writing. My name is Grace Jolliffe. I am a writer and I live in Galway Bay on the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way route in Ireland. I created this site because I want to share my writing experience, as well as my writing, with you.

If you are brand new to writing then start here with my writing for beginners page. Here you will find lots of practical writing tips and suggestions without fuss, hype, or empty promises.


Stay right here if you are looking for some original creative writing exercises to trigger fresh ideas. I have years of teaching experience and have tried and tested my exercises with writing students of all ages – with great success. You can try some of these free creative writing exercises here. 

These exercises have proved so popular that I have been inspired to write a book: ‘Practical Creative Exercises.’  The book is a practical work book for writers who genuinely want to write.

Practical Creative Exercises is designed for writers who want to get really immersed in their writing. If you are looking for exciting new ideas, want to experience the joy of losing yourself in creativity, or just want to be inspired, then this is the book for you.


The day you stop learning, or trying to improve, is the day you stop writing and start typing. So even if you are an experienced writer there is always something to learn.  There are some really useful creative writing tips here. 


If the dreaded block is an issue for you then I can help. I offer various solutions that suit your own individual needs. I have great tips on how to crush any type of writer’s block, so whatever the reason, you’ll soon be a productive writer again.

I know you will find this site a safe and friendly place to visit, so if you have any problems, or questions, just write them in the comments box and I will do my very best to help you.

Best wishes,


‘Writing Is The Most Fun You Can Have By Yourself’

Terry Pratchett

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4 Responses to HOME

  1. michelle July 8, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Hi Grace,

    Fab site – very timely as I am planning my first fiction book :)

    I will certainly be back for some inspiration as I progress!

    Kind regards,


    • Grace July 8, 2014 at 11:35 am #

      Hi Michelle, thanks for visiting. It’s great to find you again :)
      If you have any questions I can help you with please don’t hesitate.
      Best of luck with your first fiction book!

      All the best

  2. Jo Kemp December 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Hi Grace – I’m really enjoyingthe exercises and leaving writer’s block behind!

    • Grace December 11, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

      That’s great news, Jo, keep going!
      Best wishes