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  • 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...
  • At home with ghosts and werewolves Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    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.
  • 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
    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.
  • Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author

    Author, Neil Gaiman, discusses how PL Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Enid Blyton were both a catalyst for his...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Oct 2016

  • Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author

    Featuring: Video Video
    Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Oct 2016
    Author, Neil Gaiman, discusses how PL Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Enid Blyton were both a catalyst for his love of fantasy fiction. 
  • Dame Stella Rimington on John le Carré Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Dame Stella Rimington on John le Carré

    British author and former Director General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, tells us why she thinks John le...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Oct 2016

  • Dame Stella Rimington on John le Carré

    Featuring: Video Video
    Dame Stella Rimington on John le Carré Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Oct 2016
    British author and former Director General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, tells us why she thinks John le Carré is the master of the spy novel in...
  • Val McDermid on celebrity villains in crime novels Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Val McDermid on celebrity villains in crime novels

    Val McDermid talks about her inspirations for the monstrous character of Jacko Vance in 'Wire in the Blood' and how...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2016

  • Val McDermid on celebrity villains in crime novels

    Featuring: Video Video
    Val McDermid on celebrity villains in crime novels Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Oct 2016
    Val McDermid talks about her inspirations for the monstrous character of Jacko Vance in 'Wire in the Blood' and how celebrity is the new lord of the manor in...
  • Quiz: Create your perfect whodunit Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Philcold | Dreamstime.com - Crime Novel

    Quiz: Create your perfect whodunit

    By Nicky Harlow

    Could you give Miss Marple or Poirot a run for their money? Answer our quiz questions to find out your perfect...

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    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Oct 2016

  • Quiz: Create your perfect whodunit

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Quiz: Create your perfect whodunit Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Philcold | Dreamstime.com - Crime Novel
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Oct 2016
    Could you give Miss Marple or Poirot a run for their money? Answer our quiz questions to find out your perfect whodunit plot and which crime fiction writer...
  • Quiz: Create your perfect spy Creative commons image Icon © Sarah Hipwell | Dreamstime.com - Spy Agent under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Quiz: Create your perfect spy

    By Nicky Harlow

    Think you could be the next John Le Carre or Ian Fleming? Take our quick quiz to determine the characteristics of...

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    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Oct 2016

  • Quiz: Create your perfect spy

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Quiz: Create your perfect spy Creative commons image Icon © Sarah Hipwell | Dreamstime.com - Spy Agent under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Oct 2016
    Think you could be the next John Le Carre or Ian Fleming? Take our quick quiz to determine the characteristics of your perfect spy. 
  • Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Unholyvault | Dreamstime.com - Fantasy landscape with a castle

    Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world

    By Nicky Harlow

    Inspired by the likes of J K Rowling or are you totally bewitched by witches and mythical creatures? Take this speedy...

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    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Oct 2016

  • Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Unholyvault | Dreamstime.com - Fantasy landscape with a castle
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Oct 2016
    Inspired by the likes of J K Rowling or are you totally bewitched by witches and mythical creatures? Take this speedy quiz to find out what your perfect...