Tutor Tom Bromley will introduce you to the skills and techniques that will help you turn your ideas into stories. You’ll learn about the building blocks of fiction, understand the importance of the beginning, middle and end of a story and learn how to apply this to your own writing.
Over two sessions, Tom will introduce you to the skills needed for plotting a story while you work within a supportive community of fellow writers keen to share their experiences with you.
Session 1: What Stories Are All About – We’ll explore why we tell stories, the building blocks on which all stories and narratives are built, where stories come from, and how writers turn their ideas into compelling narratives. You’ll practise writing the beginning of a story.
Session 2: Putting Your Plot Together – We’ll look at the different ways to structure plots, and the arguments for and against plotting before writing. You’ll learn about the components that make a compelling plot and the relationship between the beginning and end of a story.
You’ll complete a 2,000-word piece using the plotting techniques you’ve experimented with and you’ll have the chance to share this with the group, so you can give each other feedback.