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.
Class creator Patrick Ness shares some great screenwriting advice at a BAFTA Cymru event.
Welcome to the Writersroom Script Gym. Here are a few community guidelines to consider when making comments or publishing your scripts on the website.
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!
Playwright and television writer Jack Thorne (The Fades, Cast-offs, Skins, This Is England '86), talks about why he's psychologically dependent on writing, his 14 hour writing days and how he overcomes obstacles in his scripts.
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.
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!
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!
Characters speak all the time in scripts but have you ever tried penning an internal or external monologue?
To coincide with the Writersroom comedy submission window opening we want to invite you to try your hand at sketch writing.
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.
At BBC Writersroom we've created seven top tips for writing powerful scripts. You can see them here:
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.
There are some pieces of writing where the location is so evocative it's almost like a silent, ever-present character.
From drawing dots, to mimicking their voices, to acting our their body language - TV writers including Roy Williams, Toby Whithouse, Debbie Oates and Jimmy McGovern share their techniques for bringing characters to life.
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.
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