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We will use this page to share provocations, tips, tutorials and advice all with the aim of helping you shape and develop your writing practice. Each resource approaches things from their writers own perspective – so take from each one what you like!

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REPOST Charlene James – on going to the theatre

Playwright Charlene James wrote two provocations for the Bruntwood Prize back in 2017. As CUTTIN’ IT plays here at the Royal Exchange Theatre tonight, here’s…


REPOST: Charlene James- on process

Playwright Charlene James wrote two provocations for the Bruntwood Prize back in 2017. As CUTTIN’ IT opens for it’s first preview here at the Royal…


The Bruntwood Prize Toolkit

There’s loads of brilliant opportunities for writers open to scripts in early 2020. Are you writing to enter the Verity Bargate Award, Papatango 2020 Award…


REPOST: Winsome Pinnock- archive workshop on writing from Intimacy to the Epic

REPOST:  ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS, an astonishing new play from the award-winning playwright Winsome Pinnock is coming up in The Royal Exchange Theatres Spring Summer…


Keep Asking Questions- Royal Exchange Dramaturg Suzanne Bell

On Sunday 17th November 2019, Suzanne Bell was awarded the 2019 Kenneth Tynan Award for Dramaturgy . In 2011, marking its tenth anniversary, the Dramaturgs’…


REPOST- Live online workshop with Anna Jordan on redrafting

REPOST: Several of this years brilliant shortlisted writers mentioned how helpful they found the livestream workshops hosted here on writeaplay- particularly Bruntwood Prize winning playwright…


Tanika Gupta archive workshop on Story

On Wednesday 22nd May 2019 playwright Tanika Gupta will led our final livestreamed writing workshop for 2019 on how you might explore your work to…


Tanika Gupta- ensure your story is clear, dramatic and theatrical –  22 May, 6pm-8pm

On Wednesday 22nd May- 6pm-8pm playwright Tanika Gupta will lead our final livestreamed workshop for 2019 on how you might explore your work to ensure…