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Front cover of Into the Woods by John Yorke
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:

  • 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.”

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

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

Novelist

LATEST ARTICLES

Write Advice: writer and story producer Ciarán Hayden

Our Story for Screen students are halfway through the course, so we invited writer, story producer and tutor Ciaran Hayden to answer their questions on troublesome midsections, characters’ desires and how long to make a series.

Five things game writers should know about players

Videogame stories need to be complelling if a player is to stay engaged. Story for Games course Leader Caroline Marchal outlines the five most important things to keep in mind about your audience as you write your game’s story.

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