This is a golden era of narrative: high-quality films, books and TV series are proliferating.
To compete, we need to make sure that audiences invest in our stories on the deepest possible emotional and psychological levels.
But what narrative methods can create this kind of engagement?
And how can we make viewers feel like participants in, not just spectators of, our stories?
This workshop will show writers in all genres how to design compelling stories.
Storytellers often underestimate the range of possibilities available when formulating narratives.
The workshop will show you how to design stories that influence viewers in subtle but crucial ways, opening up rich emotional and psychological spaces.
Feedback from the workshop:
"Very to-the-point and detailed ... I would recommend it to a wide range of writers who are working on diverse projects."
"I'm now thinking about my stories in different ways, and how I can apply what I've learnt."
"Good for provoking new ways of thinking about your projects."
"It covered the topic well, with lots of interesting and useful clips to emphasise key points."
It will give you the tools to design narratives with suspense, surprise and satisfaction.
It will show you how to harness human psychology to draw audiences into your stories.
These techniques can improve the quality of stories – and help with planning, structure, characterisation and the visual design of narratives.
The workshop shows how novelists can benefit from screenwriting techniques, and vice versa: it deals with techniques that apply to films, TV, prose and novels.
The workshop is illustrated with carefully-chosen clips and you'll have a chance to discuss and do written exercises to ensure that
Preparation will involve a short story to be read before the day.
New Prospect House
8 Leake Street
London SE1 7NN
Nearest tube: Waterloo
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DATE AND TIME
Friday 14 September
Registration - 10.00am
Workshop - 10.15am - 5.30pm
Standard price £95
Concession/Early Bird price £85
BECTU/Prospect members price £75
Concessions available to members of WGGB, WFTV, Society of Authors, BECTU, Directors UK and Newman House