For those coming to my Big One Dayer in London on April 7th, here is what you can expect:
- What is a story? Why do stories exist?
- The relationship between how the brain works and the power of a story.
- Knowledge gaps and subtext – the utterly critical secret weapon.
- Some film clips and story examples.
- Understanding story structure. How to use it and when to avoid it.
- Classical structure (Aristotle; Hollywood formula; Art house and anti-structure).
- The life blood of story – conflict and antagonism.
- Character and Plot
- The crowning glories: character growth, the moral argument, surpassing aims, vicarious learning and many more.
- The story world (genre, theme, comedy).
- Story Development – a professional working method.
- Example: The Step Outline. (Examples: Back to the Future).
- Story evaluation, analysis, problem resolution and optimisation.
- The salesman’s hat – selling yourself and your story.
- Beers over the road. 🙂
By the end of this day you will have extraordinary insight into how stories work and how YOU can make the most of your story ideas to make compelling stories that not only grip and engage an audience, but YOU will know how and why your story has that power.
Knowledge that took me decades can be yours in a single day!
I look forward to meeting you.