with Scott Myers
Of all the characters in a story, there is one which rises above the others, whose importance is such that it demands a writer’s immediate and sustained attention. That character is the Protagonist. Their journey is the foundation of a story.
Date: 3rd September 2020
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Place: Regent’s University, Regent’s Park NW1 4NS
In this one-day masterclass, you will learn how to find your story by immersing yourself in the lives of your characters, beginning and ending with the Protagonist.
- Managing Multiple Character Arcs
- Character Metamorphosis as Integration
- Getting laser focus on your Protagonist’s Narrative Imperative
- Deep diving into Subplot and how it reflects relationships
- Creating your Character Map to help when lost in the woods
- Mastering the Five Primary Character Archetypes: Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster
You will conclude the day by learning a proven, professional approach to breaking new stories rapidly, and put theory into practice by workshopping a character from one of your own new stories.
Remember, execs and producers are always going to ask ‘What else do you have?’ and being able to rapidly shape a great idea into a killer outline, with character, conflict, plot and genre all clearly signposted is a key skill.
Make your stories come to life through a character-driven approach to screenwriting.
Scott was the highest rated speaker at LondonSWF’18 and so we can be sure that he will deliver a tour de force that will transform your story and script.
Some feedback for Scott from LondonSWF’17
‘Without a doubt, everything Scott Myers did was as if you could hear the penny dropping in every delegate’s brain throughout his well-reasoned and enabling lectures (plus he does a wicked Anthony ‘Hannibal’ Hopkins voice).’
Stephanie Wessell, Screenwriter
‘Scott’s knowledge, insight, depth, passion, humour and laser sharp delivery was unmatched. Each lecture he gave was rammed to the hilt with ammunition and he gave us FOUR MASTERCLASSES. Good God that was worth the price alone.’
Richard Paul Wheildon, Screenwriter
‘Scott taught me more about writing description than my entire MA did.’
Liz Holliday, Screenwriter
‘The sheer breadth of Scott Myers’ knowledge is amazing, and he knows how to share it in an accessible and reassuring way.’
Carmen Radtke, Screenwriter
‘Scott is fantastic. I was bombarded all afternoon with people saying he was the best speaker they’d ever seen at LSF. I know he’s been invited back. Please make this happen, please!’
Alexis Howell-Jones, Screenwriter
NEWS! You will get a sneak preview of the book Scott Myers is writing to be published by the London-based company Palgrave Macmillan.
Appearing in this session
Credits include K-9 with Jim Belushi and Trojan War with Jennifer Love Hewitt