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Episode 1
Creating Characters, with Sam Copeland (Episode 2)
Episode 2
Building Fantasy Worlds, with Jamie Littler (Episode 3)
Episode 3
Building Suspense, with Struan Murray (Episode 4)
Episode 4
Creating Magical Creatures, with Cressida Cowell...
Episode 5
Compelling Non-fiction, with Prof. Robert Winston...
Episode 6
Researching Stories, with Dermot O’Leary (Episode 7)
Episode 7
Using Humour in Non-fiction Writing, with Dara Ó Briain...
Episode 8
A New Take on a Classic Tale, with Michael Morpurgo –...
Episode 9
Finding Your Voice, with Benjamin Zephaniah (episode 11)
Episode 10
Telling stories from the past, with Bali Rai (episode 12)
Episode 11
Making objects magical, with Joan Haig (episode 13)
Episode 12
Writing about what you love, with Dan Freedman (episode...
Episode 13
Weird and wonderful reality, with Frank Cottrell-Boyce...
Episode 14
Daydreaming a Poem, with Michael Rosen (episode 16)
Episode 15
Characters Overcoming Difficulties, with Helen Rutter...
Episode 16
Choose your own adventure! with Rhianna Pratchett...
Episode 17
A Cast of Characters, with Lauren Child (episode 19)
Episode 18
Putting Characters in Unfamiliar Places, with Jacqueline...
Episode 19
A Story From a Story, with Phil Earle (episode 21)
Episode 20
Stewing Up a Story, with Maz Evans (episode 22)
Episode 21
Create a Supervillain, with Liz Pichon (episode 23)
Episode 22
Combining Worlds, with Justin Somper (episode 24)
Episode 23
Fearless Fairy Tales, with Konnie Huq (episode 25)
Episode 24
Collecting Ideas for Characters, with Lisa Thompson...
Episode 25
Keeping up the pace, with Jason Rohan (episode 27)
Episode 26
Bringing Mythology Into the Modern World, with Louie...
Episode 27
Writing a Christmas Story, with Catherine Doyle (episode...
Episode 28
Planning a Plot, with Robin Stevens (Episode 1)
Episode 29
Prompting Poetry, with Joseph Coelho (Episode 29)

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