You have an idea in mind, a character or just an interesting topic you’d like to explore, but how do you turn this into a story? Where do you start? What do you aim for? What are the fundamentals you need to nail down first before you start building your exciting work? This is what we’ll be discussing in the Starting Points Workshop where we will explore the process at the beginning of a writing project and aim for everyone to have a draft of a story pitch by the end of the workshop.
There are no official requirements for joining as long as you are ready to keep an open mind and write! All workshops are delivered online, so you may join from anywhere on the planet as long as you speak and write in English, plus I follow an Ethical Pricing Policy so that there is ZERO financial gatekeeping. Here’s what I mean, there are three ‘prices’ for all of the workshops:
FULL PRICE – 200e
Why should you pay full price? Because you are lucky enough to afford it without it being too much of a strain on your finances. All those honest enough and lucky enough to be able to pay full price will be filling in the gap for those that cannot afford to. Each course is 10hrs long, so the full price is at 20e per hour, which is already a very reasonable price.
HALF PRICE – 100e
You do have some income but paying the full price would be a big burden on you at the moment, or maybe you intend to take more than one workshop over a short period of time. This price is meant to make it easier for you to join and have a continuous participation to help you develop your projects even further whilst not costing you too much.
FREE – 000e
Yes, you may attend for free. You are currently unemployed, you are a student trying to make ends meet with no financial support, you are an artist or an actor or a writer barely making it till the end of the month, I get it. This is why every course I invite a couple of people that join for free. Sometimes they are able to contribute something in kind if their services are useful for the courses but that is not even necessary.
All workshops are 10hours long, happen online, in the evening (19:00-21:30 Paris Time) via zoom, from Monday to Thursday, with 4 sessions of 2.5hrs each. A maximum of 12 participants is allowed per workshop.