'Story’ is a word we use all the time – but what does it mean? What makes a story a story?
In this workshop, we’ll breakdown the concept of story to its fundamental elements to figure out what makes ‘em tick – and then you’ll find out how to put your ideas or experiences into a sequence that’ll turn them into a compelling narrative, exploring classical story structure using the best of examples (namely Die Hard and Breaking Bad).
This isn’t a writing workshop (so we won’t get into grammar or punctuation or word choice) – we’ll be looking at finding the emotional beats and turning points that will form your plan for prose stories, speeches, work presentations, letters, films, comics... basically, any form you can tell a story in.
About Mat Groom (For The People)...
He’s been a swimming instructor, a movie usher, a projectionist, a marketer and a Brand Voice writer... but these days, Matt's job title is ‘Storyteller’.
Working at Surry Hills creative agency For The People, he uses story structure principles and universal themes to create arresting, undeniable and unexpected brand messaging, strategy and experiences for clients.
When he’s not doing that, he’s usually reading comics or co-hosting podcasts.
- Examine classical story structure to create a successful, compelling narrative
- Turn your ideas, or experiences into stories
- An understanding of how stories work, and why they’ve worked the same way for countless generations.
- A story structure for whatever project you might be working on (or hoping to work on!), completed in the workshop.
- A storytelling structure template you can take home and use on whatever stories you happen to craft in the future!
- It would be super great if you could watch Die Hard before coming, if you haven’t already. Not a deal breaker, though.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.