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Writing for the stage // Get Creative with Anna Reynolds

Summary:   Writing for the stage // Get Creative with Anna Reynolds.     
Type:  One to One Email Correspondence. Beginner/Intermediate.
Duration:  10 weeks.
Fee:  £300  

About the course- Writing for the Stage

Learn to create well developed characters, authentic dialogue, structure and style your play, with a variety of exercises designed specially for the new dramatist. Anna will also introduce online resources, including inspirational material from successful playwrights, new stage writing and other resources to complement the course. Suitable for those starting out as stage writers, or those who wish to use the course to complete a play and recieve feedback at each stage.

About the course- Get Creative

Playwright and fiction writer Anna Reynolds has taught creative writing for twenty years. Her course will introduce you to the basics of good creative writing, including creating characters, structure, style and story, There will be a variety of exercises designed to stimulate your writing mind, get you into good habits and be fun and challenging. The course covers short and longer fiction and some dramatic writing. This course is suitable for people new to creative writing, or those who want a refresher course.


"I can't speak highly enough of the short story writing course I took with Anna Reynolds. I came to her with enthusiasm but little by way of experience. By the end, not only did I have the basic building blocks for writing a story but was better able to deconstruct my own writing, weeding it of the dreaded adverbs and cliches, all the pitfalls of the novice writer. The stories I wrote with Anna's guidance are what led to my acceptance on an MA course in Creative Writing and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to take their writing seriously. "
Shola Olowu, 2010

About the Tutor

Samples of Anna's work and approach to comment and criticism can be viewed on the WriteWords Website, where she is a Site Expert.
Anna Reynolds has had 10 plays professionally produced in the UK and worldwide, including Jordan (Writers Guild award/ Time Out winner), Red (Clean Break Theatre Company), Precious (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Wild Things (Salisbury Playhouse), Look At Me (a play for young people) (Theatre Centre/Mercury Theatre), Deep Joy (Mercury Theatre), Skin Hunger (Time Out Critics Choice, BAC), Ring Road Tales (Watford Palace Theatre 2003) and Sweetie Pie for the Cambridge Hotbed Festival and Best of the Fest, Latchmere Theatre, London 2004.

Anna Reynolds is an award winning playwright, fiction writer, editor and dramaturg. She has had over 20 plays produced nationally and internationally, written for opera, circus, dance, magazines and newspapers. She co-founded WriteWords, is a reader for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy and a Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow.