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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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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 and Politics

The writing world is a bit of a clique, or rather several cliques, promoting and supporting each...

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  • Bogdan Tiganov Camberley, GU15 Gold Member

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    I am experienced at mentoring students of all levels and have been involved in the publishing industry for many years. I would be happy to help you with your writing - please get in touch for individual requirements - serious inquiries only.
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    I am a professional editor, proofreader and writer. I have a PhD in English Literature and have published works on different topics, both academic and creative. I have taught English Literature and Creative Writing for many years in Higher Education.
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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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    I worked as a theatre & creative arts professional for many years before qualifying as a teacher. I believe that a basic grounding in communication and creative thinking techniques and strategies holds well in all situations. I offer these to all.
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    Hello, my name is Patrick Ogier. I am a tennis player, tennis coach and tutor living in London and i'm looking forward to working with you.
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    Hello and welcome to my profile. My speciality is teaching people to write great essays and pass their exams.
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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’...