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  • Writing tips series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Writing tips series

    By David Stephenson

    Break the back of that novel you're writing with these top tips from the author of Start writing: A practical...

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    Article

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Oct 2014

  • Writing tips series

    Writing tips series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 21 Oct 2014
    Break the back of that novel you're writing with these top tips from the author of Start writing: A practical introduction to creative writing. 
  • 'Write' life for the New Year Creative commons image Icon By ZenAngie via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license

    'Write' life for the New Year

    By The OpenLearn team

    If one of your New Year resolutions was to write that elusive novel, get a helping hand with these useful links below

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Jan 2012

  • 'Write' life for the New Year

    'Write' life for the New Year Creative commons image Icon By ZenAngie via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jan 2012
    If one of your New Year resolutions was to write that elusive novel, get a helping hand with these useful links below
  • Iain Banks talks writing, world events and Mastermind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Iain Banks talks writing, world events and Mastermind

    By Dr Derek Neale, Iain Banks

    Author Iain Banks talks to the OU's Derek Neale about the digitisation of books, his writing process, the impact of...

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    Video

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2011

  • Iain Banks talks writing, world events and Mastermind

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    Iain Banks talks writing, world events and Mastermind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 27 Jan 2011
    Author Iain Banks talks to the OU's Derek Neale about the digitisation of books, his writing process, the impact of world events on his work and much more.
  • Turning an idea into a drama Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Turning an idea into a drama

    By Dr Barry Dackombe

    The concept for Writing The Century was devised and originated by Polly Thomas, drama producer for BBC Radio 4, and...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2009

  • Turning an idea into a drama

    Turning an idea into a drama Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2009
    The concept for Writing The Century was devised and originated by Polly Thomas, drama producer for BBC Radio 4, and myself, Vanessa Rosenthal, freelance writer.
  • Writing what you know Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Writing what you know

    By Dr Barry Dackombe, Hazel Taylor

    Barry Dackombe says that even the everyday can provide inspiration for drama - if you know how to handle it.

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    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2009

  • Writing what you know

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Writing what you know Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2009
    Barry Dackombe says that even the everyday can provide inspiration for drama - if you know how to handle it.
  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Sarah Dunant on... writing a thriller Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2007

  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Sarah Dunant on... writing a thriller

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Sarah Dunant on... writing a thriller Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2007
    Sarah Dunant talks about the tricks of plotting a taut thriller, in the last of our series of in-depth interviews with the guests from Ian McMillan's Writing...
  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Howard Jacobson on... creating characters Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jenny Jacobson
    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Feb 2007

  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Howard Jacobson on... creating characters

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Howard Jacobson on... creating characters Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jenny Jacobson
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 02 Feb 2007
    Howard Jacobson explains why your strongest inspiration for character is probably wearing your trousers, in this exclusive extended interview for Writing Lab...
  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Michael Rosen on... writing poetry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2007

  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Michael Rosen on... writing poetry

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Michael Rosen on... writing poetry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Jan 2007
    Michael Rosen explains how every poem he's read, and everything he sees, can feed into new work in this exclusive extended interview from Ian McMillan's...
  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Mark Ravenhill on... play writing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2007

  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Mark Ravenhill on... play writing

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Mark Ravenhill on... play writing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jan 2007
    Mark Ravenhill explains why risking odd looks at the bus stop might make you a sharper playwright in this exclusive extra interview from Writing Lab.
  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Hanif Kureishi on... narrative Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jan 2007

  • Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Hanif Kureishi on... narrative

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Ian McMillan's Writing Lab interviews: Hanif Kureishi on... narrative Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jan 2007
    Hanif Kureishi describes the process of narrative, starting with by talking about writing about his own life.
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