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As founder of the BBC Writers Academy, John is an experienced trainer and tutor. His carefully designed online courses developed with the Professional Writing Academy guide you through the process of shaping a successful story for drama, factual TV or business. Courses are taught online, using the most effective method for delivering training in story skills.
• Acclaimed TV drama producer
• Founder of the BBC Writers Academy
• 25 years at BBC, Channel 4, Company Pictures
• Storytelling consultant and lecturer
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Into The Woods has been acclaimed by reviewers, academics and writers alike as a fresh, forward thinking, must-have manual for modern storytellers across all genres and forms.
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Out of every 100 Amazon customers, 91 gave Into The Woods 4 stars or above
“Knowledge of story structure helps you see the world differently – and get your message across in a way that sticks.”
John Yorke is an inspiring and popular speaker
John speaks to audiences around the world: from Google talks to local podcasts, from global executive teams to freelancers, from engineers to speechwriters. He is a regular guest speaker at London Screenwriters’ Festival, BBC TV Writers’ Festival, and at universities and production companies around the world. Find out more HERE.
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“The course is a fantastic accompaniment to the book and helped me move strides ahead in my writing. I wasn’t completely sure until my co-writer stopped me mid-structural-analysis of an episode of a comedy series and asked me which lesson of the course made me so good at analysing structure.”Alli, Australia
“This was a darn good course. It is very well structured and executed. In fact, I am amazed at how you have structured (pun intended) it. I loved every minute, even when I’ve banged my head bloody trying to do the assignments! I suffered from creativity depression for a long time, and this course got me out of it!”Michi, Sweden
“I’ve learned so much on the course and feel I understand what elements are required to make a story tick. And I’ve somehow absorbed those over the duration of this course to the point where they feel really natural and intuitive and I find myself watching movies and picking them out time after time.”Justin, UK and Australia
“The Into the Woods course was enlightening. It was the first time that I’ve seen stories broken down into such logical, simple and easy-to-follow structures. Once you have mastered this knowledge, it’s easy to apply it to other forms of writing, and I’m looking forward to using my new skills in my brand storytelling work.”Sarah, UK