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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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Writing Fairy Tales

Fairy tales appear in many cultures. They differ from folk tales or legends, in that they deal...
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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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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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  • Anna Arbiter West Hampstead, NW6

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    I am a friendly tutor with a Master's in English from Oxford (distinction) and several years experience working in education. I was lucky enough to enjoy my own education, and I love passing on this positive experience of learning to my students.
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    Discover and unleash your inner performing passion and potential by enhancing your acting and singing abilities. My coaching techniques will enable you to enjoy the process of achieving your performing goals.
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    I am an enthusiastic, motivated and fully committed tutor, experienced in teaching one-to-one. I've had great success with numerous students in improving study skills in English and Maths and being prepared for the 11+.
  • Dr Tom Ogier Battersea, SW11 Gold Member

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    Hello, I'm Dr Tom Ogier and I love teaching literature, film, creative writing and similar subjects. I live and work in an art studio in Battersea, near the park, paint and write novels.
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    I am a RADA trained actor and writer. I have a current knowledge of the audition process at RADA, having sat on the audition panel. I teach/coach on a person to person basis & will tailor classes to your exact needs.
  • Sindre Kayman Surbiton, KT6

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    I am a composer and multi-instrumentalist with a wide experience performing in several ensembles in a variety of styles. My students progress quickly whilst having great fun.
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Creative Writing Articles

  • Masculinity And Mental Health

    Dr Tom Ogier Creative Writing Teacher (South West London) Picture It can be hard to admit vulnerability. Perhaps being a fairly big guy, it's easy to appear manly, to play that role, but the traits of "manliness" leave so little space for other important elements of our humanity. Traits which society might portray as more "feminine," such as compassion,...
  • Tips To Help Improve Creative Writing In School

    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’...