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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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.
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.
Need a bit of of comedy inspiration? Watch all the BBC Three Comedy Top Tens in one place!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Class creator Patrick Ness shares some great screenwriting advice at a BAFTA Cymru event.
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.
Find out more about coding and digital creativity - start your journey with online courses, code clubs and coding events.
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.
Welcome to the Writersroom Script Gym. Here are a few community guidelines to consider when making comments or publishing your scripts on the website.
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.
Wolfblood author Debbie Moon shares her five rules for creating a magical world with us.