Murderous Medway Three 'C's Crime Writing Workshops
13th October 2018
10am-4pm at Rochester Community Hub
Workshop 1: 10am-11.45am Concept - What's the big idea?
Do you have a story you want to tell? Still having trouble finding the story at all? Blank Page Storytelling begins with no assumptions and provides a set of examples and exercises that can begin with a blank page, just an idea, or a partial project and set the foundations firmly so the story can emerge. The exercises will help identify the core of the story, find the structure, the hero, the genre, setting and tone. The workshop is informal and friendly but filled with real-world examples and interesting exercises.
Workshop 2: 12noon-1.45pm Compelling Characters - Creating flawed heroes and charismatic villains
Humans are full of inconsistencies. Characters can be contradictory. They can be selfish and generous, lustful and prudish. Using prompts and a variety of writing exercises in the supportive environment of the workshop, you will create flawed heroes and antagonists with redeeming qualities, and generate new writing that centres on these newly formed authentic characters.
Workshop 3: 2pm-3.45pm Conflict - Interrogate your narrative and drive your plot
In our lives, we face daily conflicts; conflicts with ourselves and conflicts with each other. Such tensions build the rich drama and chaos of human existence and are necessary components of our fictionalised character’s lives also. Interrogating these conflicts through a series of writing exercises, you will enhance your understanding of the various ways conflict can be used to intensify your writing and drive plot development.
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