LEARNING BASED ON the
BESTSELLING BOOK on STORY
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:
Conferences and masterclasses
Consultancy and mentoring
“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.”
THE NARRATIVE TEAM
“I felt very inspired by learning from John, whose passion and experience was illuminating from beginning to end. I recommend this course to anyone interested in storytelling.”
BECTU Vision and Drama Training
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT the APPROACH
“A mind blower… an incredibly dense but very readable tome about the art of storytelling. Really worth a read.”Lenny Henry
“The best book on the subject I’ve read.”
“All script-writers will want to read Into the Woods. All plots and archetypes BUSTED.”Caitlin Moran
“I don’t always enjoy books on writing, but Into The Woods by John Yorke is brilliant on story structure.”Ken Follett
Video games are nothing new (well, compared to the theatre they might be), but rather than brainless shoot-em-ups, gamers are demanding more engaging, emotionally affecting storylines alongside gameplay enjoyment. For this reason, television and film scriptwriters are increasingly looking at games as a new and improved medium to tell their stories. Here, scriptwriter James Henry explores how the Story for Video Games online course can help traditional writers make the leap to this burgeoning medium.
What’s the key to great comedy? How can you engage the audience while still making them laugh? What should a new writer look out for? Actress, writer and producer Katherine Press met up with BBC Studios Executive Producer for Comedy Simon Nicholls to clear up all these questions and more in an exclusive interview for John Yorke Story.
Farah Abushwesha is a BAFTA-Nominated Producer, Amazon Best-Selling Author, and a 2017 Screen International Star of Tomorrow. She’s also the Founder of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition, an initiative created to give talented fledgling screenwriters a headstart in the industry. Professional Writing Academy moderator, actress, writer and producer Katherine Press sat down with Farah at BAFTA HQ to talk Rocliffe, filmmaking and her top tips for new writers.