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  • 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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    12 Dec 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 12 Dec 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...
  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2017

  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Dec 2017
    What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...
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    Star Wars: The use of myth

    By Dr Paul-François Tremlett

    How does a science fiction franchise have any resonance for audiences nowadays? The use of myth helps with...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2017

  • Star Wars: The use of myth

    Star Wars: The use of myth Creative commons image Icon Jonathan Feinberg under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Dec 2017
    How does a science fiction franchise have any resonance for audiences nowadays? The use of myth helps with familiarity...
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    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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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2017

  • National Novel Writing Month

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    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

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

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    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Interviews - Writing For Radio

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    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. 
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    Radio Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2017

  • International Playwriting Competition 2018

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. 
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    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

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

    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.

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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...

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    12 hours

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    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...
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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...

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    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...