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Four expert video tutorials in each new Part to help you unlock your creativity and writing potential. Use these to develop your storytelling, acquire new writing skills, find your voice or find out more.

Illuminating and entertaining insights to help you develop your writing, imagination and storytelling across a range of styles plus in-depth guidance when writing for specific genres or applications.
These teaching videos are designed to provide expert guidance on tried-and-tested techniques. They provide advice, hints and tips for your writing, and exercises to help sharpen your technical and creative writing skills.
Learn from great storytellers, both classic and modern, through their masterpieces, helping you to master the arts that bring their writing to life. Expand your literary knowledge and take inspiration from the greats.
Tailor-made vlogs by a range of established writers, teachers and publishing professionals with their personal hints and tips for better writing, creative thinking, inspired insights or pithy pick-me-ups.
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Get Writing 1L1
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Explore the basic building blocks of storytelling – you know them already! – but there are ways to find the...
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  • Ep1 What makes a ‘story’? 4m 43s
  • Ep2 Why we tell stories 3m 25s
  • Ep3 What kind of story can I tell? 4m 4s
  • Ep4 Where can I find my story? 5m 32s
 
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Get Writing 2L1
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Developing your concept
When you’re happy with the bare bones of an idea, there are some tried-and-tested ways to flesh it out and develop it...
Includes:
  • Ep1 Taking ideas for a walk 3m 35s
  • Ep2 Making characters more complex 5m 16s
  • Ep3 Complications from the off 3m 59s
  • Ep4 What’s the worst that can happen? 4m 3s
 

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Core Skills 1L1
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4 Episodes, 19m 55s
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You can use the principles of ‘showing’ not ‘telling’ to create compelling and believable settings...
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  • Ep1 Evoking a sense of place 6m 56s
  • Ep2 Appealing to the senses 4m 34s
  • Ep3 Using setting to reveal character 4m 8s
  • Ep4 Using setting to evoke a mood 4m 17s
 
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Core Skills 2L1
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Character development
Discover how light and shade will add depth to your characters, and how small details will help bring them to life.
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  • Ep1 Light side, dark side 4m 59s
  • Ep2 All in the family 5m 1s
  • Ep3 Colouring your character 4m 7s
  • Ep4 Getting to know your character’s world 5m 14s
 

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Masterclass 1L1
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4 Episodes, 21m 28s
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How tension, suspense and sheer narrative power are applied by a renowned master storyteller in his third novel (which became...
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  • Ep1 Setting up the plot 5m 54s
  • Ep2 Foreshadowing events 5m 19s
  • Ep3 Emotional rollercoasters 4m 52s
  • Ep4 The race against time 5m 23s
 
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Masterclass 2L1
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Daphne du Maurier: first-person voice
The narrator’s point of view (POV) is critical to most stories. The first-person singular – the...
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  • Ep1 Do I or don’t I? 5m 2s
  • Ep2 Is it me, or is it my character? 4m 26s
  • Ep3 Revealing an inner world 5m 42s
  • Ep4 The shared journey 4m 52s
 

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Top Tips 1L1
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It happens to us all: sometimes you just can’t get started. Seasoned writer, Siobhan has 10 tried-and-tested tips to...
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  • Ep1 Getting started 9m 22s
 
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Top Tips 2L1
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Getting to know your character
For many writers ‘character is story’ so here are ten personal tips from an established writer and teacher about...
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  • Ep1 Getting to know your character 7m 31s
 

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