I teach creative writing for the Open University, and have taught on the Creative Writing MLitt at Glasgow University Crichton Campus. If you want to spice up your writing with dramatic and cross-genre techniques, or learn business skills for writers, watch this space.
I’ve worked professionally across many different forms of writing: journalism (print, web, radio), scriptwriting, fiction, copywriting and lyric writing. My degree is in German and French, so I’ve also worked between languages, as a government and ad agency translator and copy editor.
A whole host of fierce chief subs, script editors, development producers, dramaturgs and directors have helped train me as a writer. Not to mention fierce audiences and actors (the best writing training in the world)!
Some of the skills learned along the way include:
- What screenwriting techniques can bring fiction alive?
- What radio techniques can help dramatists connect with an audience?
- What translation techniques can make you a better self-editor?
- What improv techniques can bring momentum to your script?
- What marketing techniques can help you choose a book title?
- How do professional writers step up their productivity?
These skills have helped me be more flexible and creative, and also more productive. They’re not for beginners – they’re for committed writers with some track record who want to up their game.
If this sounds like you, and you’d like updates on this topic, drop me an email.