The art of storytelling is as old as our species. And yet most of us donโ€™t spend much time thinking about what makes a good story. Whether you want to write a blog post, a short story or your epic trilogy of fantasy novels, this course will help you understand the fundamentals of a good story. With short practical exercises we will look at point of view, structure and language, to help you find your voice.

In this class you”ll learn

  • Structure: Beginnings, Middles and Ends, what are they for? Using foreshadowing and mirroring.
  • Point of View: Choosing a point of view, and sticking to it. The perils of omniscience.
  • Language: Common traps to avoid. Editing tips.

Who is this for?

This session is for anyone starting a writing project and wants to understand whatโ€™s involved, or for anyone looking to revisit the basics from a new perspective.

Schedule

  • 15 min (before the class start) – Arrivals
  • 15 min โ€“ Introductions
  • 60 min โ€“ Structuring your story and choosing a point of view
  • 15 min โ€“ Break
  • 60 min โ€“ Use of language and practical writing exercises
  • 30 min โ€“ Feedback and networking

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