WRITER'S WORKOUT

WRITER'S WORKOUT

Date: Dates TBC. Register your interest here.
Time: 5pm- 6:30pm
Format: 6 weeks (one session per week)
Capacity: Max. 12 Participants (Age 16-19)
Fee: £100 (bursaries available, please email s.vanroomen@lfs.org.uk for more details)
 
Treat yourself to six afternoons of writing for the screen in a welcoming, encouraging, and supportive online space. 
 
You’ll begin the journey exploring characters, settings and themes that mean something for you. Then you’ll start shaping your story and outlining the screenplay. Together we’ll improvise scenes and share our feedback.
 
No previous experience necessary. All you need is a spirit of openness and adventure.
 
Your guide on this journey is Margaret Glover, an experienced screenwriter and tutor, who looks forward to hearing your stories and collaborating with you. 
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES 
  • Develop confidence and resilience as a writer 
  • Develop methods and tools for your individual creative process 
  • Understand the development journey from idea to story to drafting, revising and polishing your writing for film 
  • Learn how to listen and trust a range of voices, from your own inner voice to the voices of potential collaborators
  • Learn to  give and receive feedback
 
PARTICIPANTS
 
The course is open to anyone between 16 and 19 years old, with or without previous writing experience. What matters most is your curiosity, engagement, and willingness to try something for the first time with others.
 
OVERVIEW (This rough outline is subject to change)
 
Week One
Introduction to storytelling for the screen, with exercises tailored to finding potential source material for a story to be told dramatically, aurally and visually, within 3-7 minutes, with no more than three characters/locations.
 
Week Two
Adapting your story for the screen, with exercises focusing on storyworld, character networks and visual progressions.
 
Week Three
Improvising on the page and on your feet, with exercises focusing on deeper character development and scene structure.
 
Week Four
Hearing and seeing your story through someone else’s voice and perspective, with exercises focusing on listening, and giving and receiving feedback.
 
Week Five
Revising your project so that you can develop it further on your own and in collaboration with your peers as moving image and/or audio production. 
 
Week Six
Sharing your story and presenting your project with words, sounds and images to the workout group and a special guest.