Finding a writing style

Running time: 3.08mins

Film maker: Ben Harvey

Playwrights talk about the different styles of dramatic writing, and how important it is for a writer to find their own voice. 

These interviews were conducted as a part of New Views, a playwriting project for young people. To find out more about New Views, visit


In this collection, leading playwrights explain some of the key elements of a well-written play, and discuss how they approach them in their own work. David Hare, Katori Hall, Matt Charman, Nell Leyshon, James Graham, Alia Bano, Richard Bean, Anders Lustgarten and Roy Williams talk about writing dialogue, creating characters, structuring a narrative and more. They also offer some top tips for first time writers, and discuss their own writing methods.