Emotions and ideas are what stories are all about.
When you create a narrative, you want it to move people and make them think.
But what elements will really communicate the thoughts and feelings you intend?
And how can you be sure that you're creating a truly satisfying emotional journey, which becomes richer as the story develops?
This workshop gives writers in all genres the tools to answer these questions.
Drawing on cutting-edge techniques from recent TV series as well as forgotten methods from classic films and prose fiction, it shows how narratives can be designed to evoke suspense, anticipation, surprise, shock, and powerful reversals of expectation.
We'll also see how narrative design helps to define visual and sound design, characterisation, and other elements, ensuring that they work together to support a story.
The workshop is illustrated with carefully-chosen clips and applies to writing screenplays and prose. It includes a short story to be read before the day.
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."
Central London location, to be confirmed shortly.
DATE AND TIME
Saturday 24 November
Registration - 10.00am
Workshop - 10.15am - 5.30pm
Standard price £95
Concession/Early Bird price £85 before October 30
Students' price £75
Concessions available to members of WGGB, WFTV, Society of Authors, BECTU, Directors UK and Newman House