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I’ve worked as a journalist (in print and on radio) for more than a decade. In that time, I’ve interviewed rock stars, film directors, politicians and suburban mothers (among many others). This session looks at how best to prepare for an interview with somebody you have never met, from investigating their past, to dealing with nerves, to constructing a narrative while having a conversation. Students will be shown examples of good (and bad) interviews and asked to consider who they might like to interview and the sort of questions they would ask.
What are the perils and pitfalls of transforming a much-loved novel (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby, The Life of Pi, The English Patient) into a blockbuster? How does storytelling differs between the media? How is our understanding of texts is informed by the format? I’m an author, but my day job is […]
The basics of storytelling, as identified by Joseph Campbell (with a bit of Robert McKee thrown in) How this story model is as true for myths as it is for modern fiction (eg. Star Wars, Harry Potter) How to plan a story I’m passionate about the art of storytelling, in both my role as a […]