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  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and dramatists with OpenLearn.
  • 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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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2016

  • 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 01 Nov 2016
    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...
  • Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes

    Andrew Marr deconstructs detective fiction, fantasy epics and spy novels - the books we really read. He unpicks their conventions to show how...

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    11 Oct 2016

  • Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes

    Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 11 Oct 2016
    Andrew Marr deconstructs detective fiction, fantasy epics and spy novels - the books we really read. He unpicks their conventions to show how these...
  • National Storytelling Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Connie Larson | Dreamstime.com

    National Storytelling Week

    Are you a natural storyteller or do you fancy writing a novel? Look no further than here where we have an...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2016

  • National Storytelling Week

    National Storytelling Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Connie Larson | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2016
    Are you a natural storyteller or do you fancy writing a novel? Look no further than here where we have an abundance of free resources for National...
  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab: Get writing: Tips and advice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Ian McMillan's Writing Lab: Get writing: Tips and advice

    By David Stephenson

    From getting inspiration to getting published - take your writing to the next level with our tips and advice.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Oct 2015

  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab: Get writing: Tips and advice

    Ian McMillan's Writing Lab: Get writing: Tips and advice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2015
    From getting inspiration to getting published - take your writing to the next level with our tips and advice.
  • Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

    Make your own nonsense and learn about Edward Lear’s innovative production techniques.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Sep 2015

  • Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

    Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Sep 2015
    Make your own nonsense and learn about Edward Lear’s innovative production techniques.
  • Introducing language and creativity

    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jul 2015

  • Introducing language and creativity

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jul 2015
    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.
  • Why I'd say yes, yes, yes to the Bad Sex award Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Why I'd say yes, yes, yes to the Bad Sex award

    By Sally O'Reilly

    Is there a magic ingredient to writing good sex scenes?

    Includes explicit content

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Dec 2014

  • Why I'd say yes, yes, yes to the Bad Sex award Includes explicit content

    Why I'd say yes, yes, yes to the Bad Sex award Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2014
    Is there a magic ingredient to writing good sex scenes?
  • So you've written your novel, what now? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com

    So you've written your novel, what now?

    By Joanna Swainson

    Literary agent Joanna Swainson shares her top five tips for hooking an agent. 

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2014

  • So you've written your novel, what now?

    So you've written your novel, what now? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2014
    Literary agent Joanna Swainson shares her top five tips for hooking an agent. 
  • Ten top tips for writing a novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Ten top tips for writing a novel

    By Sally O'Reilly

    Got a novel bursting to get out? These tips from novelist and lecturer Sally O'Reilly may surprise you...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Oct 2014

  • Ten top tips for writing a novel

    Ten top tips for writing a novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Oct 2014
    Got a novel bursting to get out? These tips from novelist and lecturer Sally O'Reilly may surprise you...

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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...

    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...
  • 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:

    13 Jun 2016

  • 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 13 Jun 2016
    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...
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