Introduction


More than ever before, we will using 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! Please do look over our archive of resources, and check back for exciting updates throughout the 2017 Bruntwood Prize period.

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2017 Workshop Round-up

The 2017 Bruntwood Prize live-stream workshops have wrapped up, but why not re-watch this year’s brilliant writers again to prep your Bruntwood Prize entry? April de…


James Fritz- ‘One of the best decisions I ever made’

Deciding to enter the Bruntwood Prize in 2015 was one of the best decisions I ever made. I wasn’t going to. I’d entered twice before:…


Kendall Feaver- The Almighty Sometimes

I started writing The Almighty Sometimes five years ago as part of my Masters degree at Goldsmiths. I’d spent most of the year writing a…


Making History- David Edgar

Tony Blair is reputed to have said that the problem with history is that it’s all in the past. This was the view of the…


Lyndsey Turner- Why write?

In her final provocation jury member and director Lyndsey Turner talks about what she would like to see from the Bruntwood Prize entries. Selfishly speaking,…


We chat with How My Light is Spent writer Alan Harris

It’s taken me a long time to write HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT. I’m talking years here; it’s has been a mixture of persistence and…


Seeing through the eyes of all your characters: Anna Jordan

I think it’s usual to see the world we create through the eyes of one or two of our characters. Stories tend to have one…


Anna Jordan on script readers: Make their hearts sing, not sink.

Script readers are the unsung heroes of playwriting competitions. Bruntwood has three phases of reading before the longlist of 100 plays is chosen. In 2015…