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Front cover of Into the Woods by John Yorke

Into The Woods explains why all stories have the same underlying structure. We’ll help you understand that shape and how to apply it to your work, whether you’re making TV, video games, novels or writing a tweet. Join us for:

  • Online courses

  • Conferences and masterclasses

  • Consultancy and mentoring

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“From the gossip we share, to the TV series we binge on, to the political narratives that shape our lives — stories define us. Learn how they work and transform the way you do everything.”


“A mind blower… an incredibly dense but very readable tome about the art of storytelling. Really worth a read.”

Lenny Henry

Actor, comedian and writer

“The best book on the subject I’ve read.”


Tony Jordan

Acclaimed British TV writer

“All script-writers will want to read Into the Woods. All plots and archetypes BUSTED.”

Caitlin Moran

Columnist and author, The Times

“I don’t always enjoy books on writing, but Into The Woods by John Yorke is brilliant on story structure.”

Ken Follett



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