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Writing workshops

Laura has been a workshop facilitator for over two years and has previously taught at Italia Conti, Queens College and Academy of Performance Training, Guildford.

She offers comprehensive workshops on various sectors of writing with both theoretical and practical elements.


PRICING:

£30 per hour workshop

£100 per block of four workshops


For more information please email: laurashoebottom@btinternet.com

workshops

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Writing for a Brief

Explore the many ways writers can respond to various briefs, themes and stimuli including music, images and locations to create engaging, varied pieces of theatre.


Workshop explores:

  • Writing for a specific brief (i.e cast size/gender/ages, different themes)
  • Writing for a broad brief (i.e a general theme which must be individually interpreted
  • Using music as a stimuli (listening to  the same song and responding individually by writing a short standalone piece)
  • Writing a short piece in response to a longer play.


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Writing for Screen

Explore the Three Act Structure, layout and writing for different genres.


Workshops Explores:


  • The Three Act Structure
  • Objectives and Obstacles - What do your characters want and why? What will happen if they don't get what they want?
  • Short films and showreel scenes: how do you create a character arc for a shorter piece.

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Writing for Presenting

Workshop Explores:


  • Various styles of presenting: News Reporting (Studio and On Location), Children's TV, Shopping Channels, etc.
  • Discussing the different styles, layouts and objectives for each style of writing.
  • Writing Challenge: creating a short piece for each style and presenting them back.

The Business of Writing.

Exploring the business side of writing, from spreadsheets to social media, time management to self promotion and taking care of your health at the same time.


Workshop explores:


  • Databasing
  • Writing to literary agents
  • Writing to theatres
  • Applying to competitions
  • Marketing on social media
  • Networking
  • Building a website
  • Maintaining business relationships
  • Taking care of you


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