The Invisible College
By BBC Radio 4
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Lessons in creative writing from a ghostly array of great novelists, poets and playwrights such as Ted Hughes, W.B. Yeats and Allen Ginsberg. Presented by Cathy FitzGerald.
||CleanLesson Eighteen: Writer’s Block||Discover Ray Bradbury’s simple trick for overcoming writer’s block.||4 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Seventeen: What I Learned from James Baldwin||Novelist Caryl Phillips considers what we can learn from the great American writer.||4 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Sixteen: Dealing with Critics||If you’re going to put your work out in the world, someone’s going to take a pop at it.||4 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Fifteen: Write and Repeat||“Easy reading is damned hard writing,” says Maya Angelou.||28 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Fourteen: In Search of a Character with Graham Greene||Hear how Graham Greene gradually evolves a character.||28 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Thirteen: Place||On capturing the soul of a place in words.||28 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Twelve: A Workshop with Allen Ginsberg||How often do you get the chance to attend a lecture by one of the Beats?||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Eleven: Listen Up!||If you want to write good dialogue, you need good ears.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Ten: Find your Story||Waiting for the muse to strike? Give it up and get writing.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Nine: Keep Human||This lesson exalts the importance of time off.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Eight: The Writer’s Mind||The subconscious mind can be the writer’s greatest helper – or nastiest foe.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Seven: Routines and Rituals||Yes, we need talent – but we also need discipline.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Six: A Note on Style||Show don’t tell. Well, no, actually – show AND tell.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Five: Planning a Route||To plot or not to plot – that’s the question.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Four: Creating Characters||How nosy are you about your protagonist? Do you know what she eats for breakfast?||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Three: Getting Better Acquainted with Words||How do we recognise a hell-raising word from one that just wants a quiet life?||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson Two: Sell your Heart||How do we find a voice? Figure out what’s ours – and only ours – to say?||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson One: The Importance of Reading||If you want to write – read. Marinate your mind in the sentence and the word.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Im a song writer and have found some gems in here!
Love how they are all approx 10 mins long. Little bites of knowledge in your ear. Perfect snack listen. Although I’ve just played them all in a couple of days 😂👍👍
They stay on my iPad
Have all 18 on my iPad and think I’m probably going through for the fifth time. Cannot delete them they are too precious. More please.