Society of
Children's Book Writers
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CARDIFF BAY workshop: From character to story

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Date(s) - 10/03/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Urdd Centre, Cardiff Bay
Bute Place - Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5AL

Saturday, March 10th 2018  – Character workshop with David Thorpe.

From character to story, since all stories begin with characters. We will look at character design, psychology, the shadow self, life scripts, the ‘inner conflict’, inner/outer world conflicts, resolving conflict. Attitude, style, and using character mapping to generate story ideas. In particular, we will look at how publishing trends even in children’s books have changed to put a much greater emphasis on psychology and deep emotion and how this should affect your writing.

You will need to bring: The character(s) you want to work on, pens, paper and your imagination.  We will bring tea/coffee/squash and some biscuits for creative sustenance!

David Thorpe is a writer of novels for older children e.g. the award-winning Hybrids, comics (Marvel) and TV/film scripts e.g. Doc Chaos. He co-founded the London Screenwriters Workshop and has also written many non-fiction books on green living. He has taught hundreds of hours of creative and script writing classes.
 David’s WEBSITE is:

PRICE: SCBWI members – £25.   Non-members – £30.
BOOKING FORM: Please register for this event by booking your place below.
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