In this one-day workshop we will explore techniques to ensure your characters and plot work together to create a satisfying story on all levels: of story, plot, theme and character.
While many writes are unconsciously aware of these elements, there comes a point in any writer’s practise when something isn’t working, or just isn’t coming through, and that’s where the skills introduced in this workshop can make all the difference.
When applied in the right way, at the right stage, doing the work to make sure these elements are there and working as they should creates a more realised and deeper experience for the reader – and the writer, also.
In this workshop novelist and screenwriter Laura Bloom will introduce participants to the main elements of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey in combination with classic three-act structure. Through short writing exercises and class discussion participants will learn how to identify and strengthen these elements in their own writing.
Participants are asked to watch the film Witness, starring Kelly McGillis and Harrison Ford, in preparation. For more information about Laura please go to www.laurabloom.com.au
Note: This workshop will touch on points explored more fully in the half-day workshop ‘Archetypes and Character – exploring the power of archetypes to bring life to your characters’ being held the following day. It can be attended in combination with that workshop or alone.
Date: Tuesday 1 August Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm Where: Byron Community College Room 1 Cost: $120 General / $100 Members