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

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David Eldridge – Telling story as dramatic action archive video

In our first 2019 workshop playwright David Eldridge  discussed how to tell a story as dramatic action, making backstory active and other tips, notes and…

REPOST Phil Porter – Make them Laugh

This workshop took place on 11 April 2017  In his capacity as 2017 Bruntwood Prize judge, writer Phil Porter talks about how to make an…

REPOST- Rachel De-Lahay – Character, Journey & Dialogue

This workshop took place on 23 March, 6pm-8pm 2017  In her workshop, the award-winning writer will look at the function and purpose of character. How…

Repost- Chris Thorpe – Writing Collaboratively, Writing for Performance, Performing your Work

  This workshop took place in April 2017 Playwright and theatre maker Chris Thorpe will explore how to break the rules through non-naturalistic writing, collaborative writing…

Repost- Matthew Xia on Responsibility, Representation and Responding to the world around you

This workshop took place on 16 March 2017  Associate Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre and judge for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting….

Repost- April De Angelis on Ambition, Scale, Honesty & Imagination

This workshop took place on 1 March, 6pm-8pm April is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre and radio work encompasses many different scales of production….

Abhishek Majumdar -Writing the Personal, Political and Philosophical

Live from India- Jawaharla Nehru in Delhi  8 April, 1.30-3.30pm BST ABHISHEK MAJUMDAR on Writing the Personal, Political and Philosophical The workshop will give an overview of…

Mel Kenyon – Redrafting & Taking Notes

24 May, 6pm-8pm An agent and dramaturg, Mel develops and works collaboratively with some of the world’s most respected playwrights. In her workshop she will…