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  • 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.
  • Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions Creative commons image Icon Loren Javier under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions

    By Dr Paula James

    As the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 we look back at how, though she may have been a modern...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2017

  • Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions

    Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions Creative commons image Icon Loren Javier under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Mar 2017
    As the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 we look back at how, though she may have been a modern California girl, Buffy's relationships...
  • What's creative about creative writing? Creative commons image Icon Pierre Lindenbaum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What's creative about creative writing?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to...

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    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2017

  • What's creative about creative writing?

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    What's creative about creative writing? Creative commons image Icon Pierre Lindenbaum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 04 Mar 2017
    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to translators, authors and creative writing teachers...
  • Thoughts on creativity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Thoughts on creativity

    By Professor Andrew Cowan

    Andrew Cowan shares his perspective on the creativity, his creative process - and beating writer's block.

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    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2017

  • Thoughts on creativity

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Thoughts on creativity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Andrew Cowan shares his perspective on the creativity, his creative process - and beating writer's block.
  • At home with ghosts and werewolves Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    At home with ghosts and werewolves

    By Toby Litt

    Toby Litt explains his approach to chronicling his non-realistic worlds.

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    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2017

  • At home with ghosts and werewolves

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    At home with ghosts and werewolves Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Toby Litt explains his approach to chronicling his non-realistic worlds.
  • What is the relationship between history and historical fiction? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2017

  • What is the relationship between history and historical fiction?

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    What is the relationship between history and historical fiction? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Two authors who tell stories about the past come together to compare notes.
  • Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation

    By Jutta Schetterl, Professor Jeremy Munday, Jamie Bulloch

    Professor Jeremy Munday, and professional translators Jutta Schettler and Jamie Bulloch talk about creativity in...

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    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2017

  • Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Professor Jeremy Munday, and professional translators Jutta Schettler and Jamie Bulloch talk about creativity in translation.
  • Writing across cultures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Writing across cultures

    By Xiaolu Guo

    Xiaolu Guo explains how she approached her novel, A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers - making creativity...

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    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2017

  • Writing across cultures

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Writing across cultures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Feb 2017
    Xiaolu Guo explains how she approached her novel, A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers - making creativity work across the English and Chinese...
  • What do literary agents do? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    What do literary agents do?

    By Johnny Geller, Dr Philip Seargeant

    Johnny Gellar explains what it is that literary agents do to earn their money - and help their authors earn theirs!

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    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2017

  • What do literary agents do?

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    What do literary agents do? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Feb 2017
    Johnny Gellar explains what it is that literary agents do to earn their money - and help their authors earn theirs!
  • World Book Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library

    World Book Day

    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March 2017) with our FREE...

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    Article

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2017

  • World Book Day

    World Book Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library
    Updated 28 Feb 2017
    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March 2017) with our FREE resources and eBooks on OpenLearn.

    Free OpenLearn courses.
    Free extracts from OU course materials

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  • 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...

    Try: Start writing fiction now

    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Apr 2017

  • Start writing fiction

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    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...
  • 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...

    Try: Writing what you know now

    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2016

  • Writing what you know

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Writing what you know Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 25 Aug 2016
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...