£42.75 – £48.02

One-day Short Course: Plot and Story Structure

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Birmingham & Midland Institute

9 Margaret Street

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B3 3BS

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10am - 4pm, Saturday 19 May 2018

Birmingham & Midland Institute

With Heide Goody and Iain Grant

Explore the conventions of story telling and plot structure and discover how they are present in all stories. Whether you are thinking about writing, working on something or would simply like to get a broader perspective on how stories function, this workshop will provide you with valuable new tools

What makes a story a story? What elements do all plots contain? How can you find them and bring them out in your work? Whether you are writing short stories, novels or scripts, the beats, conventions and demands of every story are the same.

In this one-day course, we will be looking at story frameworks such as the Three Act Structure and The Hero’s Journey. We will identify them in well-known stories and apply them to our own work.

We will also look at character and character function, exploring how characters in fiction serve to further the story and enhance the overall narrative.

Whether you are thinking about writing, working on something or would simply like to get a broader perspective on how stories function, this workshop will provide you with valuable new tools.

Biography:

Heide Goody and Iain Grant have co-written nine novels in the past five years. Their debut novel, Clovenhoof, a comedy in which Satan loses his job and has to move to Birmingham, was a bestseller on the Amazon comedy fantasy charts and has been optioned by a Hollywood film production company. They have delivered workshops on different aspects of story-writing at festivals and events across the Midlands and have been guests on BBC Radio numerous times to discuss their work and writing. Their tenth novel is out in early 2018.


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10am - 4pm, Saturday 19 May 2018

Please note:

You must sign up for the full course even if you cannot attend all dates. No partial course ticket is available.

Short Courses are for over 18s. If you are a young writer, you can sign up for our Spark Young Writers Programme.

All Writing West Midlands short courses are collaborative, and you will learn as much from your fellow course attendees as from the tutor. You will be expected to play an active role in group tasks, and you will also have time to reflect on your own writing during sessions.

Course handouts are sometimes (but not always) available, and notes may be available in advance upon request. If you have any additional needs, please contact Writing West Midlands in advance of the course starting and we will try to assist you.

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