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  • Happy birthday Roald Dahl

    By The OpenLearn team

    September 13th is author Roald Dahl's birthday. Find out more about one of the most whoopsy wiffling...

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Sep 2018

  • Happy birthday Roald Dahl

    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 13 Sep 2018
    September 13th is author Roald Dahl's birthday. Find out more about one of the most whoopsy wiffling storytellers and learn how to start writing in our...
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    Book Lovers Day

    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Book Lovers Day (Thursday 9th August 2018) with our FREE courses, articles...

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    09 Aug 2018

  • Book Lovers Day

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    Updated 09 Aug 2018
    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Book Lovers Day (Thursday 9th August 2018) with our FREE courses, articles, interactive quizzes and eBooks on...
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    Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    By The OpenLearn team

    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate,...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2018

  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 31 Jul 2018
    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going potty about Potter with our...
  • If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

    By Bill Sullivan

    Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jul 2018

  • If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2018
    Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.
  • 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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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2017

  • What's creative about creative writing?

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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

    National Novel Writing Month Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
    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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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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    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...
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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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  • Start writing fiction

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