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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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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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Getting Started With Harry Potter-Style Stories

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Getting Started With Harry Potter-Style Stories

When you've got a story you want to publish there's just a couple of further things to think about.

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BBC Young Reporter

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BBC Young Reporter

BBC Young Reporter is a unique opportunity for young people to get involved with the BBC, telling the stories that matter to them and learning new skills.

Young people across the UK are given training and support to tell their own stories whilst learning about careers in the media industry. BBC Young Reporter (formally BBC School Report) works in partnership with schools, colleges, youth organisations and charities and is backed by Huw Edwards, Radio One Newsbeat's Roisin Hastie  and Ben Mundy and Newsround's Ricky Boleto. 

Those taking part will benefit from access to exclusive events, training and resources, as well as mentoring from BBC staff and journalists. 

"BBC Young Reporter is about tapping into what really matters to young people, and giving them an opportunity and a platform to tell their stories." - Tony Hall, BBC Director-General.

Schools, colleges and youth organisations can sign up to the mailing list https://bbc.in/2DQcBRsIt's that simple!

then send you all the information you need about events, resources and opportunities which take place throughout the year. As part of the project, you can find BBC online resources relating to media literacy and skills involved in broadcasting https://bbc.in/2DQZFeg 

 

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Philip Pullman’s Five Tips For Writing

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Philip Pullman’s Five Tips For Writing

Author of over twenty novels, Philip Pullman has been writing for most of his life. Throughout that time, he's collected a few tips and tricks. Here are five such tips to help you get writing!

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How to write a script: Beginnings

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How to write a script: Beginnings

Getting the story started means hooking the audience's attention immediately and hitting the ground running. This doesn't mean an action sequence it means starting the story straight away by showing characters in action and by showing who the characters are by what they do.

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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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How to write news

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How to write news

Learn the three C's of news reporting

BBC newsreader Huw Edwards explains the 3 C's of news writing: being clear, concise and correct. Writing scripts and news stories also means understanding that you need to get straight to the point; there's no point in having an amazing news story but leaving the most important fact to the last sentence.

To find out more go to: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/en/articles/art20171019092613324

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BBC Young Writers' Award

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BBC Young Writers' Award

BBC Young Writers' Award

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