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Episode 1
Planning a Plot, with Robin Stevens (Episode 1)
Episode 2
Creating Characters, with Sam Copeland (Episode 2)
Episode 3
Building Fantasy Worlds, with Jamie Littler (Episode 3)
Episode 4
Building Suspense, with Struan Murray (Episode 4)
Episode 5
Creating Magical Creatures, with Cressida Cowell...
Episode 6
Compelling Non-fiction, with Prof. Robert Winston...
Episode 7
Researching Stories, with Dermot O’Leary (Episode 7)
Episode 8
Using Humour in Non-fiction Writing, with Dara Ó Briain...
Episode 9
A New Take on a Classic Tale, with Michael Morpurgo –...
Episode 10
Writing a Christmas Story, with Catherine Doyle (episode...
Episode 11
Finding Your Voice, with Benjamin Zephaniah (episode 11)
Episode 12
Telling stories from the past, with Bali Rai (episode 12)
Episode 13
Making objects magical, with Joan Haig (episode 13)
Episode 14
Writing about what you love, with Dan Freedman (episode...
Episode 15
Weird and wonderful reality, with Frank Cottrell-Boyce...
Episode 16
Daydreaming a poem, with Michael Rosen (episode 16)
Episode 17
Characters overcoming difficulties, with Helen Rutter...
Episode 18
Choose your own adventure! with Rhianna Pratchett...
Episode 19
A Cast of Characters, with Lauren Child (episode 19)
Episode 20
Putting Characters in Unfamiliar Places, with Jacqueline...
Episode 21
A Story From a Story, with Phil Earle (episode 21)
Episode 22
Stewing Up a Story, with Maz Evans (episode 22)

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