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Hook your audience from the start!

Hook your audience from the start!

We challenge you to write the best opening you can dream up.  Be as detailed and original in your choices as possible and take a crack at those first five pages.  If you're feeling bold, perhaps even ten!

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Write something in a different genre!

Write something in a different genre!

Film and television are packed with great shows that take us out of our real lives.  Fantasy, sci-fi, super heroes, crime, period pieces, horror… Have you ever thought about writing in a different genre?  Take the leap!  

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Try Writing A Monologue

Try Writing A Monologue

Characters speak all the time in scripts but have you ever tried penning an internal or external monologue?

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Learn How To Write A Comedy Sketch

Learn How To Write A Comedy Sketch

To coincide with the Writersroom comedy submission window opening we want to invite you to try your hand at sketch writing.

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Tips for Writing A Crime Drama

Tips for Writing A Crime Drama

There has never been a better time for crime drama on telly! Inspired by Happy Valley's success at the Baftas we would like to invite you to write your own opening scene for a crime drama. 

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Introduce a Character

Introduce a Character

At BBC Writersroom we've created seven top tips for writing powerful scripts. You can see them here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/writers-lab/script-gym

At the heart of every good script, of course, are the characters. Characters bring your story to life, they suck your audience in and give voice to your narrative.

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Bring A Place Alive

Bring A Place Alive

There are some pieces of writing where the location is so evocative it's almost like a silent, ever-present character. 

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