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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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The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has only one requirement in your script layout. Anonymity is at the heart of the reading process, so to protect…


WEEK TEN- Redrafting and Submitting with Frances Poet

Getting to the end Congratulations. You did it. Feels good doesn’t it? Feels like you’ve scaled a mountain. You want to send it to everybody…


Archive workshop with Patricia Cornelius- Lovely, lovely, sometimes ugly dialogue

Patricia Cornelius- Lovely, lovely, sometimes ugly dialogue-  Hosted live on March 25th with Playwriting Australia    Recommended 14+    Playwriting Australia  Playwriting Australia are the Australian…


REPOST- Joanna Murray-Smith – Life Experience and the Dramatic Journey

Live from Australia with Playwriting Australia- 2017 4 May, 9am,-11am BST   Joanna’s plays have been produced all over the world. In this international live-streamed…


REPOST: Theatricality & the world of your play by Nell Leyshon

The role of the playwright has changed over time and has become very varied. A playwright she can find herself working on very collaborative projects,…


WEEK NINE- Thinking Theatrically with Lizzie Nunnery

It can be useful to translate the word theatricality as stage-worthiness. A piece of dramatic writing is stage-worthy if it embraces the possibilities of the…


REPOST- Duncan Macmillan’s Scenic Checklist

Duncan won two Bruntwood Awards (2005) for his play MONSTER (Royal Exchange). Other plays include LUNGS (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Studio Theatre Washington DC), REISE…


WEEK EIGHT – Theatrical imagery and metaphor with Zodwa Nyoni

  Theatrical imagery and metaphors explore and add vibrancy to storytelling. They heighten an audience’s engagement and deepen the ideas conveyed in the play. Imagery…