Introduction


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!

Writing resources


REPOST: TOOLKIT SERIES 3- Atri Banerjee: Letters to an Emerging Playwright

FOLLOWING HIS SMASH-HIT PRODUCTION OF HOBSON’S CHOICE, ATRI BANERJEE RETURNS WITH A DEVASTATING NEW TAKE ON TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MASTERPIECE. Tom escapes a suffocating home…


EXTRACT: THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL LOGIC IN PLAYWRITING by Jemma Kennedy

This is an edited extract from The Playwright’s Journey by Jemma Kennedy – out now, published by Nick Hern Books (Publishing Partner of the Bruntwood…


ARCHIVE- On character

We’ve hosted some brilliant free resources from leading writers and theatre professionals here over the years. Here’s a selected list on CHARACTER   On Tuesday…


ARCHIVE- Getting started and not writing

We’ve hosted some brilliant free resources from leading writers and theatre professionals here over the years. But where to start?   On Tuesday 20 January…


ARCHIVE- Redrafting workshops blogs and support

Over the years we’ve commissioned some brilliant writers to create workshops on redrafting.   Livestream workshops Nicola McCartney joined us at the Royal Exchange Theatre…


MASTERPOST- All writing Toolkits

Three whole series of the Bruntwood Prize toolkit is up and available for you to use. Whether you are totally new to writing for the…


MASTERPOST- BSL interpreted Livestream workshops 2022

This page hosts 3 of our 4 2022 Livestream workshops translated into BSL in post production- with great thanks to Marcel Hirschman NRCPD Registered Sign…


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- OUTRO by Suzanne Bell

The process of creating a play, of writing, is full of questions and through the process writers might feel overwhelmed with questions about what they…