This half-day workshop explores how to identify the archetypes in your work and life experience, and how to harness their power to create specific, believable characters who fulfil their narrative potential.
Using George RR Martin’s well-known contemporary series, Game of Thrones, as a starting point, we will explore the power of universal human stories and experiences to move us, in moments of recognition, and to shock us, into moments of recognition also.
In short writing exercises and group discussion, we’ll explore a few of the great archetypes, including the mother, father, warrior and stranger; how to bring our own life experiences to bear when writing them, how to utilize the shadow, and how to play with audience expectations to create new insights and tell original, specific stories which speak to the universal human experiences we all share.
Participants are asked to familiarize themselves with the main characters of Game of Thrones, Book One, either through reading, watching the first season of the HBO series or reading about them on Wikipedia.
Note: This workshop will touch on points explored in the full day workshop ‘The Hero’s Journey, in Three Acts’. It can be attended in conjunction with this workshop or alone.
Laura Bloom is a novelist and screenwriter. For more information about Laura please go to www.laurabloom.com.au
Date: Wednesday 2 August Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Where: Byron Community College Room 1 Cost: $65 General / $55 Members