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  • National Novel Writing Month Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

    National Novel Writing Month

    Could you write a novel in a month? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write 50k words...

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    Article

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2017

  • National Novel Writing Month

    National Novel Writing Month Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 02 Nov 2017
    Could you write a novel in a month? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write 50k words in November. Get a head start with this...
  • Interviews - Writing For Radio Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com

    Interviews - Writing For Radio

    Get some advice on how to write a radio script from those that work in the industry. 

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    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Interviews - Writing For Radio

    Interviews - Writing For Radio Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Get some advice on how to write a radio script from those that work in the industry. 
  • International Playwriting Competition 2018 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Radio Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2017

  • International Playwriting Competition 2018

    International Playwriting Competition 2018 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. 
  • We shouldn’t judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by its cover Creative commons image Icon David.78 under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Sep 2017

  • We shouldn’t judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by its cover

    We shouldn’t judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by its cover Creative commons image Icon David.78 under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Why has the absence of a Quentin Blake illustration in favour of a more grown up image on a 50th birthday edition of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the...
  • Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Sep 2017

  • The man behind Matilda – what Roald Dahl was really like

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Roald Dahl: the incredible storyteller loved by millions or a belittling bully? Find out what his character was like in this article.
  • Can I use 'we' and 'I' in my essay? Introducing corpus linguistics Creative commons image Icon Emanuele Rosso under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Sep 2017

  • Can I use 'we' and 'I' in my essay? Introducing corpus linguistics

    Can I use 'we' and 'I' in my essay? Introducing corpus linguistics Creative commons image Icon Emanuele Rosso under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Sep 2017
    An introduction to using a corpus to get answers in linguistics.
  • A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter

    A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    What does the UK's official notification of its intention to leave the EU mean?  Dr Philip Seargeant explores.
  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    By The OpenLearn team

    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate,...

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    Article

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 20 Jul 2017
    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going potty about Potter with our...
  • The Writer's Room: J.K. Rowling Creative commons image Icon By Morgan Johnston (originally posted to Flickr as Balmoral Hotel) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    The Writer's Room: J.K. Rowling

    By Professor Nicola Watson

    In January 2007, J.K. Rowling finished writing 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' in a room at the Balmoral Hotel...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jul 2017

  • The Writer's Room: J.K. Rowling

    The Writer's Room: J.K. Rowling Creative commons image Icon By Morgan Johnston (originally posted to Flickr as Balmoral Hotel) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jul 2017
    In January 2007, J.K. Rowling finished writing 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' in a room at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. What drives literary...
  • World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    World Poetry Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2017

  • World Poetry Day

    World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our videos and try a range of free courses.

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  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

    Learn: Writing what you know more

    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Oct 2017

  • Writing what you know

    Writing what you know Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 24 Oct 2017
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
  • Start writing fiction

    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Apr 2017

  • Start writing fiction

    Start writing fiction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Apr 2017
    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...