The Story Team header – Into the Woods author John Yorke speaking at StoryCon


Watch, read or listen to John Yorke on five-act-structure and the writing process


Google London talk about storytelling and five-act structure: Watch

BBC Writersroom interview on story structure: Watch

Market Research Society keynote interview: Watch

FremantleMedia Australia in conversation with Jo Porter, Director of Drama: Watch

Interior/Night founder Caroline Marchal interview on video games and narrative: Watch

Nick Parker interview on why businesses need to understand story: Watch 

Nick Parker interview on how businesses can create more engaging stories: Watch

Retoriikan Kesäkoulu interview on how to create good stories: Watch 


Polygon feature article on John’s Story for Video Games course: Read

The Guardian Seven of the eight places in the BBC’s new Writers’ Academy won by women: Read

The Atlantic ‘All Stories are the Same’: Read

The Independent ‘Everything you need to know about screenwriting (but were afraid to ask)’: Read

The Guardian ‘What makes a great screenplay?’: Read

HuffPost ‘What’s the One Key Ingredient Every Great Story Needs?’: Read ’10 Fundamental Things to Remember’: Read

Broadcast ‘Who Says Drama has to be Grim?’: Read

DigitalSpy ‘How EastEnders got its mojo back in just 7 weeks’: Read


London Screenwriters Festival seminar, Structure, Meaning and Magic: Listen/Watch

Getting Goosebumps podcast The Power of Storytelling, Episode 43: Listen

European Speechwriter Network podcast: Listen

Business of Story podcast interview by Park Howell: Listen


10 questions every writer should ask their story

10 questions every writer should ask their story

You’ve written your story, now how can you test whether or not it’s as good as it can be? John Yorke recommends asking 10 questions to check you’ve got your story straight: an approach as relevant to business stories as it is to dramatic narratives.

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