Stories, CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP IN CHANIA, CRETE
Because the story is always at the core of my courses...
Each story has the great power to make us dream with the wildest imagination, transporting us to an infinite world in which we imagine characters, situations and future developments without limits. Your stories, even those just sketched out and which you may consider too fragile and unfinished to be told, possess the romantic magic of identification and participation. During the course, students will be able to increase their experiences, but above all advance their project from any starting point, as well as learn useful techniques for developing tales, novels, television series, film scripts... We will explore together how to build captivating characters, which will seem almost “alive” to us, and also how to structure our stories for each type of chosen draft.
And then the tricks to overcome the writer’s blocks, as well as how to build a good introduction, an ending which satisfies us and inexhaustible twists. Telling a story has to do with sharing: a fantastic exercise that has no limits, but only perspectives.
The workshop will last 36 hours divided into 6 days, the total number of subscribers will not exceed 12 people
At the beginning of the workshop, participants will present the idea they want to develop as a short pitch and will be guided on a path dedicated to the development of the initial idea through the technique of “Script Doctoring”, an individual and collective continuous exchange, conducted and mediated by the teacher. During this journey, the techniques of writing, elaboration of the narrative structure, the construction of the characters with their paths and interactions, will be faced in an experiential way. Along with the various possibilities to build valid and credible dialogues, and finally also, how to present your story to the audience. Moreover, participants in the workshop will be given some recommended non-mandatory exercises to be undertake during work pauses and/or at the end of each lesson. Without age limits. We welcome those already experienced in writing, editing and audiovisual communication. And we welcome those who, so far, only had the desire to express themselves through writing. Students enrolling in the course will be able to work with a laptop or, if they prefer, simply with pen and paper.