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The tracks on this album offer an invaluable insight into a wide range of techniques and practices surrounding Creative Writing. Writers as diverse as Alan Ayckbourn, Ian McMillan and Tanika Gupta talk openly about their approaches and attitudes to all aspects of writing from original concept to final drafts and productions. Writing for stage, print, television and radio is discussed in engaging and articulate detail. This material forms part of The Open University course A363 Advanced creative writing.

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The tracks on this album offer an invaluable insight into a wide range of techniques and practices surrounding Creative Writing. Writers as diverse as Alan Ayckbourn, Ian McMillan and Tanika Gupta talk openly about their approaches and attitudes to all aspects of writing from original concept to final drafts and productions. Writing for stage, print, television and radio is discussed in engaging and articulate detail. This material forms part of The Open University course A363 Advanced creative writing.

    Tanika Gupta on Voice

    Tanika Gupta on Voice

    Prolific author Tanika Gupta talks about stagecraft, highlighting the importance of voice and comic idiom in her writing.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Tanika Gupta on Voice

    Transcript -- Tanika Gupta on Voice

    Prolific author Tanika Gupta talks about stagecraft, highlighting the importance of voice and comic idiom in her writing.

    Helen Blakeman and Setting

    Helen Blakeman and Setting

    Playwright Helen Blakeman sees setting as integral to a play’s success and highlights the supporting importance of factors such as structure and voice.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Helen Blakeman and Setting

    Transcript -- Helen Blakeman and Setting

    Playwright Helen Blakeman sees setting as integral to a play’s success and highlights the supporting importance of factors such as structure and voice.

    Developing the Idea

    Developing the Idea

    Playwriting master Alan Ayckbourn reveals how he develops and connects ideas for his plays, and the meticulous process of structuring and ‘building’ a script.

    • 10 min
    Transcript -- Developing the Idea

    Transcript -- Developing the Idea

    Playwriting master Alan Ayckbourn reveals how he develops and connects ideas for his plays, and the meticulous process of structuring and ‘building’ a script.

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