A fictional short story writing workshop using different genres for inspiration
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A story workshop can be a great way of encouraging young people to write fiction.
Adapting writing for different purposes
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How the purpose of writing can affect the style, with an example of travel writing.
Author Michael Morpurgo on how he writes his stories
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Michael Morpurgo reveals how he came to write the novels Private Peaceful and War Horse.
Developing narrative writing
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A variety of authors provide tips on how they develop their narrative writing.
Developing travel writing
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Kate Humble gives her top tips for travel writing on board the Ffestioniog Railway.
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Various writers explore different ways of adapting the traditional genre of fairy tales.
Fairy tales - ingredients and influence
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An exploration of the key ingredients of traditional fairy tales.
How famous authors get their ideas
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Writers discuss what provides them with the stimulus to write a story.
Michael Morpurgo and authors share writing tips
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Authors and poets share the secrets of their writing.
Philip Pullman on the fantastical parallel worlds in his novels
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Author Philip Pullman gives fascinating insights into the workings of a novelist's mind.