The 7 Stories

It's said that there are only 7 stories or types of story which humans have been telling and retelling throughout history. Our three and a half hour video workshop shows you what they are, how they work as basic plots, and how they can help you plan and write the stories you want to tell. With definitions, examples and practical exercises, the workshop gives you the confidence to choose from the story types and stay in control of your plot. Enrol today and you can get started on this workshop immediately then work at your own pace to complete it in your own time.

What this workshop covers

Our Stay Home workshops are based on our live Zoom Stay Home Sundays, but with the added benefit of being able to download them and enjoy them in your own time, at your own pace. They take about three to four hours, with breaks, and include time for you to write with guided exercises based on the workshop theme.

The 7 Stories introduces you to the 7 story plots identified by Christopher Booker in The Seven Basic Plots, Why We Tell Stories(Bloomsbury 2004). Those are: comedy, tragedy, rags to riches, overcoming the monster, the quest, voyage and return, and rebirth. All you need is your laptop, a notebook and pen, a quiet room and some undisturbed time to yourself. Our expert tutors Kath Morgan and Jane Moss will provide the rest.

Price: £25

Access anywhere

Enjoy the workshop in the comfort of your own home or take your laptop to a favourite place, somewhere peaceful where you won't be disturbed. It doesn't matter where you are as long you have access to WIFI and can focus on the work at hand.

Access at anytime

Are you an early bird or the night owl type, busy all day and out in the evenings? The beauty of this workshop is that you can work at a time that suits you best, and you can complete it at your own pace. Once you purchase it, it's yours for good!

 When you purchase The 7 Stories workshop you'll have instant access to it for a whole year. You can complete it in around three and a half hours and revisit it as often as you like. Once you've completed the workshop you'll have a thorough grasp of this aspect of writing craft. You'll be able to make great choices and feel confident as you get on with your writing. Enjoy!

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