Bring out the novel inside you and shape it for success.
They say we all have a novel inside us – but how do you get it out? The whole process is just too daunting for many, but help is at hand in the shape of expert guidance from a professional practitioner, who can draw out the narratives that lie inside you and help you shape them for the demanding but ever hungry fiction market. This course will help you discover those hidden narratives and develop your plotting skills, enabling you to master your material, your character development, and your descriptive and dialogue skills. It will also empower you to work both with editorial input and on your own in the isolated world of the professional writer.
The Writer’s Journey, Christopher Vogler.
Story – Robert McKee
Write a Great Synopsis – an Expert Guide. Nicola Morgan
All available from Amazon.
Any good films with a strong story arc. Any good books with a strong story arc. This applies to most children’s stories, but films like Dirty Pretty Things directed by Stephen Frears and The Beach by Alex Garland are good adult examples. More recent examples are The Revenant, The Theory of Everything and The Danish Girl. Think about how they correspond to the Hero’s Journey.
Contact Course Director Anthea Simmons on 07798 573432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy has been a professional writer all her working life, starting as an advertising copywriter and trade journalist. She gravitated into Children’s TV in the 1980's, working on live action, puppet and animation shows including Shaun the Sheep, Angelina Ballerina and the Hoobs, also creating her own show for CBBC, Big Kids. She has published two children’s fantasy books, Nickolai of the North and Nickolai’s Quest, about the life of Young Santa. She adapted the first title into a stage musical, writing both script and lyrics. It has been performed twice. A film adaptation is currently in development. She has written two more plays, has other titles available on Amazon and is currently working on several projects. Lucy has delivered workshops and seminars in schools, libraries and universities, most recently Westminster, Kingston and Southampton, the Roald Dahl museum, and mentoring on the Performing Arts Lab/Pygmalion European development programme. She graduated with 1st class Honours from an MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University in 2015.