Plot and Story Structure

Saturday 19 May 2018

Plot and Story Structure

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With Heide Goody and Iain Grant
Saturday 19th May, 10am-4pm
Tickets £35

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.

The course is intended for beginners and more established writers.

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.