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Writing for Yourself

You’ll hear a lot of writers say “write for yourself”. You’ll go on creative writing courses and...
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Getting started in writing for performance

Drama in all its forms is a collaborative art form. The writer of work meant for performance on...
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Writing Fairy Tales

Fairy tales appear in many cultures. They differ from folk tales or legends, in that they deal...
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LOCKED IN -published in Cadences, 2011

I. Another door is locked. I hear footsteps, then silence. There is no one in the house but...

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    For ten years I have worked as a professional Director, Writer, Teacher, Workshop leader and Dramaturg with people of all ages and abilities, from professionals (audition prep, voice and drama training) to children. Please email with any questions.
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    I'm a supportive, encouraging, tutor with an MPhil in Renaissance English Literature from Cambridge, and 10 years' experience, which puts me well ahead of most other tutors in my field. I trained as a teacher (CertTESOL) and also act professionally.
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Creative Writing Articles

  • Tips To Help Improve Creative Writing In School

    Sharonne Shai-Williams Creative Writing Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture Children in primary school are often asked to write stories, poems, plays, Newspaper reports, letters etc. Many children struggle to write these various texts thinking of ideas, knowing how to organise their thoughts and how to make it interesting to the reader. Top tips to help improve...
  • Writing and Politics

    Bogdan Tiganov Creative Writing Teacher (Guildford) Picture The writing world is a bit of a clique, or rather several cliques, promoting and supporting each other, recognising each other, writing blurbs for each other, reviewing each other, in pubs, in readings, in universities... It can become tiresome. There are courses and creative writing teachers...
  • The Writer as Salesman

    Bogdan Tiganov Creative Writing Teacher (Guildford) Picture As far as I’m aware, a writer is supposed to sit in a room and write. A writer writes, right? Well… I helped to run a small press for a few years. In that time, we received many submissions; many excellent manuscripts. But, let’s get the obvious out of the way: a small press usually means...

 

  • Writing for Yourself Editor's Pick

    Bogdan Tiganov Creative Writing Teacher (Guildford) Picture You’ll hear a lot of writers say “write for yourself”. You’ll go on creative writing courses and they’ll tell you to write for yourself. It never made sense to me. I wanted an audience. I wanted to be read, to be appreciated, I wanted to be talked about, admired, I wanted my books to be a...
  • Writing Fairy Tales Editor's Pick

    Polly Tuckett Creative Writing Teacher (Leicester) Picture Fairy tales appear in many cultures. They differ from folk tales or legends, in that they deal with magical beings and archetypal characters rather than real people, gods or events. Characters are not usually named and there is a timeless quality to the fairy tale with its ‘once upon a time’...
  • An Exercise In Creative Writing

    Amber Armitage Creative Writing Teacher (North London) Picture Here is a creative writing exercise to explore the idea of 'conflict': Conflict is a necessary element of fictional literature. It is defined as the problem in any piece of literature and is often classified according to the nature of the protagonist. First of all decide on the type of...