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I’m passionate about the art of storytelling, in both my role as a novelist and a film critic. The session takes students through the twelve steps of the hero’s journey, showing how applicable the steps are to every kind of storytelling.
I also talk to students about how I used these steps to plan my novel, Fire in the Sea, and identify the relevant sections. Students are encouraged to identify these steps in a text of their own choosing. Students will also be given the opportunity to begin planning a story of their own, which I will workshop with them (time permitting).
How to conduct a good interview The importance of research How to build a rapport with your subject 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 […]
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 […]