Margaret Wilkinson, is a prose, stage, screen and radio writer. Previously Degree Programme Director for the MA and PGC in Creative Writing, she is now senior tutor with a special interest in dramatic structure (for both script and prose writers), voice and dialogue.
I have a special interest in dramatic and narrative structure, voice and dialogue as applied to both prose and script writing, as I teach on the Master’s Degree in both strands. I am particularly interested in three act structure as a fluid, yet stable, principle for organising drama and fiction and in the way this framework might function creatively as well as structurally.
I have a special interest and expertise in writing for radio and an ongoing interest in the psychological and dramatic aspects of the ghost story. As a teacher and mentor I continue to pursue my interest in nurturing new writers, and guiding more experienced writers, in the region. I currently supervise 7 PhD students- five in prose fiction and two in drama. For many years I have contributed regular columns to the nationally and internationally acclaimed, writing magazine, Mslexia, disseminating ideas about the craft of writing through exercises and techniques I have personally developed. Recently I have completed a series of six articles for Mslexia on writing for radio and four articles on the short story.
Writing Workshop SEL8507 Writing for Radio or Stage
SEL8641 Introduction to the Craft of Writing