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


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- Luke Barnes FINAL PLAY CHECKLIST

LUKE BARNES FINAL PLAY CHECKLIST BEFORE WE SEND OUT OMG THIS MOMENT IS SCARY AAAAHHHH   Disclaimer: This is all me. I don’t work for…


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- Kendall Feaver on how to fall back in love with writing (an incomplete list)

I wasn’t supposed to write about this topic. Suz Bell (the brilliant Dramaturg at the Royal Exchange) originally asked for an article on turning big…


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- Phoebe Eclair-Powell on Form and How to Have Fun

Hello! How are you? How is the writing the play going? It’s effing hard isn’t it…glad you’ve come here for some inspiration. I will do…


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- James Fritz ‘How can I be a Collaborative Playwright?’

Hello hello hello! This week we’ll be looking at ‘collaboration’ and how writing a play is, inherently, a collaborative gesture. Let’s start with the obvious….


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- Manifesting a theatrical way by Rebecca Jade Hammond

Theatre is a live and physical artform. Plays or musicals can be incredibly creative, containing events that challenge the practicalities of theatrecraft. In this blog…


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- Ruby Clarke ‘Do all my characters sound the same?’

Do all my characters sound the same? How can I bring definition and individuality to their voices?    So, you have a brilliant idea for…


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- LIVENESS or: making a deal with the audience by Sami Ibrahim

I’ve been asked to write about what makes a play a play. And I’m going to start by calling this concept “liveness”. The liveness of…


TOOLKIT SERIES 3- ‘A cookbook for concentration by a self diagnosed procrastinator’ by Tabby Lamb

A selection of guides and recipes to give time for creative thought, re-inspire you and tie you to your desk by writer Tabby Lamb.  I…