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What separates the stories we love from the stories we, well, don’t?
In this presentation we explore how to tell a story in a way that is gripping, entertaining and logical, looking at the difference between stories that keep us on the edge of our seat and ones that put us to sleep. The session will take in examples from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jaws and Toy Story to explore how they build a constantly escalating and surprising narrative.
Nobody’s path to writing success is straightforward, and no two journeys are alike. In this session I chart my own rocky path, from growing up making bad short films in a small country town to my years as a ‘professional vampire’ at Dracula’s Cabaret, working on the independent theatre circuit, receiving the most vitriolic review […]