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The dividing line between Paddy Gormley's roles as factual writer and teacher is a narrow one.  Most of the projects on the fact/debate page of this website are intended to challenge readers'/listeners' thinking, but they lack any specific teaching component.  The projects on this page, by contrast, are explicitly designed to facilitate study and/or personal development. 

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LANGUAGE WITH ALTITUDE

Paddy Gormley is actively seeking a publisher for Language with Altitude, his "practical guide to reason, rhetoric, rhythm and rhyme. A private imprint is available to interested publishers. Click the image on the right for the Language with Altitude website.

Click for the Language with Altitude website

CREATIVE WRITING TOPIC SHEETS

Between 2001 and 2005, Paddy Gormley led a series of creative writing classes for adults under his Exciting Writing banner. Throughout this time he produced weekly topic sheets to stimulate class discussion and experimentation with new writing techniques. 

The topic sheets have been preserved in their original form and are freely available via the link on the right (to an archive version of the Exciting Writing website).  Whilst Paddy Gormley's thinking has progressed significantly since the original courses, the topic sheets offer many interesting insights for beginner and experienced writers alike. 

The courses featured in this archive as as follows: 

  • Foundation Course
  • Exciting Plot Writing
  • Exciting Writing for Theatre
  • Exciting Writing for Radio
  • Exciting Writing for Laughter
  • Exciting Sitcom Writing
  • Exciting Factual Writing
  • Verse Technique & Poetry
Click here for the Exciting Writing topic sheets
RADIO WRITING TUTORIALS

In 2006, working in association with the Women's Radio Group charity, Paddy Gormley created an hour-long series of audio-visual tutorials on the subject of Writing for Radio. The project was supported by Awards for All.  The tutorials include interesting material on the subject of creativity in general as well as exploring radio-specific topics.  For example, the tutorials include the first public manifestation of Paddy Gormley's emerging model for the creative process and a comparative assessment of the respective creative potentials of books, radio and tv/film. 

Click on the image on the right to view the tutorials, which are available here free of charge and without any registration formalities.  The navigation technology is in need of improvement, but the tutorials are well worth seeing despite minor technical hitches, in view of the quality of the content and presentation. 

Paddy Gormley would like to hear from anyone who may be able to establish funding for the further development of this exciting project. 

Click here for the Writing for Radio tutorials
OTHER TEACHING PROJECTS
Paddy Gormley's teaching of creative thinking and writing skills is very much informed by his writing, and vice versa. Click the image on the right for his Words in Action website, which includes links to further projects that feature his teaching ideas and resources.  Click here for wordsinaction.info
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