Stay Home series:

The Seven Stories

It's said that there are only seven types of story which humans have been telling and retelling throughout history. Our three and a half hour video workshop shows you what they are, how they work as basic plots, and how they can help you plan and write the stories you want to tell. With definitions, examples and practical exercises, this workshop gives you the confidence to choose story types and stay in control of your plot. Enrol today and you can get started on this workshop immediately then work at your own pace to complete it in your own time. It's yours for a full year. 

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What this workshop covers

Our Stay Home workshops are based on our live Zoom Stay Home Sundays, but with the added benefit of being able to download them and enjoy them in your own time, at your own pace. They take about three to four hours, with breaks, and include time for you to write with guided exercises based on the workshop theme. 

The Seven Stories introduces you to the seven basic plots identified by Christopher Booker in The Seven Basic Plots, Why We Tell Stories (Bloomsbury 2004). Those are: comedy, tragedy, rags to riches, overcoming the monster, the quest, voyage and return, and rebirth. All you need to find out more is your laptop, a notebook and pen, a quiet room and some undisturbed time to yourself. Our expert tutors Kath Morgan and Jane Moss of The Writing Retreat will provide the rest.

Access anywhere

You can enjoy the workshop in the comfort of your own home or take your laptop to a favourite place, somewhere peaceful where you won't be disturbed. It doesn't matter where you are as long you have access to WIFI and can focus on the work at hand. 

Access at anytime

Are you an early bird or a night owl, busy all day and out in the evenings? The beauty of this half-day workshop is that you can do it at a time that suits you best, and complete it at your own pace. Once you purchase it, it's yours for an entire year! 

Ready to learn about The Seven Stories?

When you purchase this Stay Home workshop you'll have instant access to it for a whole year. You can complete it in around three and a half hours and revisit it as often as you like. Once you've completed the workshop you'll have a thorough grasp of this aspect of writing craft. You'll be able to make great choices and feel confident as you get on with your writing. Enjoy! 

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