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1Xtra Writersroom Challenge

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1Xtra Writersroom Challenge

Are you a BBC Radio 1Xtra fan? Inspired by music? Think you can write a monologue? Then this is a writing challenge for you!

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1Xtra Writersroom Playlist

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1Xtra Writersroom Playlist

Pick a song from one of the artists on the 1Xtra Live 2017 line-up, listed below.

Choose a music track from the list and use as inspiration to write a 60-90 second fictional monologue set in Manchester.

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How to: Add voices

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How to: Add voices

From Sharon's dulcet tones to the Grant Mitchell's distinctive growl - voice effects can really bring your EastEnders stories to life. Follow this step-by-step guide to adding sound to your EastEnders episode.

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Watch all the BBC Three Comedy Top Tens

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Watch all the BBC Three Comedy Top Tens

Need a bit of of comedy inspiration? Watch all the BBC Three Comedy Top Tens in one place! 

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Your Big Painting Challenge #1: Still Life

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Your Big Painting Challenge #1: Still Life

 

This week's challenge is creating a still life. Watch top tips on painting and drawing a still life by artist and designer Pascal Anson from The Big Painting Challenge.

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Your Big Painting Challenge #2: Landscape

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Your Big Painting Challenge #2: Landscape

 

This week's challenge is capturing a landscape. Watch top tips on translating a landscape onto your canvas by artist and designer Pascal Anson from The Big Painting Challenge.

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Your Big Painting Challenge #3: Animals

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Your Big Painting Challenge #3: Animals

 

This week's challenge is capturing an animal. And painting things which are constantly moving can be hard. 

Watch top tips on painting animals by The Big Painting Challenge's mentor Pascal Anson.

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Your Big Painting Challenge #4: Portraits

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Your Big Painting Challenge #4: Portraits

When painting a portrait the main thing is achieving a likeness of the sitter.

Watch top tips on painting a portrait by The Big Painting Challenge's mentor Pascal Anson.

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Your Big Painting Challenge #5: Movement

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Your Big Painting Challenge #5: Movement

One of the hardest creative things to do is capture movement on a page or canvas! Watch top tips on painting movement by The Big Painting Challenge's mentor Pascal Anson.

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Create a Monster Character!

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Create a Monster Character!

Have you ever wanted to play Dr Frankenstein and create your own monster, at least on the page anyway? We invite you to flex your monster muscles and introduce your own monstrous creation into your fanfiction stories to share here on Mixital!

Monsters are a regular feature of many sci-fis and magical worlds. The introduction of a new monster is really the introduction of a new character which the audience will get to know over time and which introduces all sorts of creative opportunities for writers! 

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How To Evoke A Sense of Place

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How To Evoke A Sense of Place

Part of bringing a fictional world alive is in creating the world you imagine for your readers. Try including a great description of a place in your next piece of writing.

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Class: Character profiles

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Class: Character profiles

Find out all about the characters in the Doctor Who spin-off series, Class. The teenagers Charlie, Ram, April, Tanya, Matteusz and their teacher, Miss Quill.

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Patrick Ness' screenwriting tips

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Patrick Ness' screenwriting tips

Class creator Patrick Ness shares some great screenwriting advice at a BAFTA Cymru event.

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Could coding lead to your dream job?

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Could coding lead to your dream job?

From football and engineering to fashion and art, digital is an important part of most modern industries. Find out how learning a bit of code could get you noticed in your chosen industry and help you start your dream career.

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Get into game making and coding

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Get into game making and coding

Find out more about coding and digital creativity - start your journey with online courses, code clubs and coding events.

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What does it take to be funny?

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What does it take to be funny?

When it comes to stand-up, do you need natural comedy chops or can you learn to deliver a killer punchline? Comedian Gráinne Maguire gives her expert insight at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Script Gym - Community Guidelines

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Script Gym - Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Writersroom Script Gym. Here are a few community guidelines to consider when making comments or publishing your scripts on the website.

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Crash course in creativity

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Crash course in creativity

The big aim of Mixital's Digital Day in Media City - as part of School Report’s News Day 2017 in March - was to galvanise children from being media consumers to media creators. So although Year 9 pupils from Rawmarsh Community School and Whickam Academy looked like they were enjoying the ultimate escape from the classroom, this was to be no holiday.

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Debbie Moon's Five Rules For Creating A Magical World

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Debbie Moon's Five Rules For Creating A Magical World

Wolfblood author Debbie Moon shares her five rules for creating a magical world with us.

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Introducing the Gold Rush Game Maker

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Introducing the Gold Rush Game Maker

In an epic journey, historian Dan Snow follows in the footsteps of the 19th century's last great gold rush. Dan and his team brave icy mountains, bears, wolves and worse.

Now with Game Maker you can create your own adventure.

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