About the Course
Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone finds their voice.
In this one-day workshop, you'll learn the essential elements of storytelling, from character development to plot structure to pacing. You'll also get the chance to workshop your own story ideas with a group of supportive and encouraging classmates.
Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced writer, this course will help you to:
Find the heart of your story. What is the message you want to convey with your story? What are the themes that are important to you?
Build compelling characters. What makes your characters relatable and memorable? How do they grow and change over the course of the story?
Create a gripping plot. What are the key turning points in your story? How will you keep your readers on the edge of their seats?
Craft a clear and engaging narrative. How will you structure your story so that it flows smoothly and logically?
The course will be small and intimate, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to get feedback on your work.
Great storytelling is about capturing the audience's imagination. But first, you have to catch your own as we explore the fundamentals of storytelling.
This is as much an imagination class as it is a writing class.
So what are you waiting for? Enrol today and start telling your story!
Luke Brown-Graves is a writer and former comedian with a wealth of experience in storytelling. He has written an award-winning short film, multiple Edinburgh Festival shows, and stand-up routines that have taken him around the world.
In his writing workshops, Luke shares his expertise in storytelling with students of all levels. He has a knack for putting people at ease and helping them to tap into their own creativity. He also has a deep understanding of the elements of storytelling that make a story engaging and memorable.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced writer, Luke's workshops will help you to:
• Develop your own unique voice as a storyteller.
• Learn the essential elements of storytelling, such as character development, plot structure, and
• Get feedback on your work from an experienced writer.
• Build community with other writers who are passionate about storytelling.
Once Upon A Time
Understanding the importance of storytelling, identifying elements of story and generating story ideas.
Identifying the protagonist's story arc. Wants, needs, motivations and how character development brings your story to life.
The Art of the Start
Exploring the elements of a strong story opening, setting up the story and building a world while introducing characters.
The Boring Middle
How to keep the audience interested, building characters. Twists, raising conflict and turning points.
Do you need a happy ending or a satisfying one? Defining the story and making sure the audience is happy.
Creating a step-by-step writing plan that builds confidence in the story.
Bachelor of Arts Creative Writing (Hons) - London
Master of Arts Scriptwriting Television & Radio - Manchester
The short film Angel Falls was made as a result of Luke's winning a short film scriptwriting competition. It screened well at film festivals around the world and won awards.
You can watch Angel Falls here.