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What is a story? Why do stories exist?
Your mind is made from narrative. Life events are narrative. Everything you know only makes sense - only has meaning - in a narrative context. In this first series of videos, using entertaining examples from stories and film clips, we get to understand linguistics and how stories trigger the mental reflexes we use to make memories.
You will understand in simple, intuitive terms why and how stories are made from evolutionary basics you will recognise and feel within yourself.
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How to market yourself
and your product.
Excellent! So now your stories are alive with grip and engagement, how do we upgrade your life to turn you into a full-time professional, get you an agent, publisher or producer, and convert your stories into sales?
There are no promises, of course, but in this section, you will learn how professional writers organise their working day; how they ensure they are highly productive and their output is top quality; how they manage their development process; how they organise and spend productive time on selling themselves.
Most importantly, how you can use your knowledge of story to make a publisher, agent or producer the hero of your story in the way you package and present yourself, your stories and the way you approach the business side.
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The Making Of…
Follow the documented creation of our first film, Bella, from the seed of an idea through the whole process to becoming a film you can watch. As we go forwards together, I will be taking you on the story development process for further projects, including feature films in which I am involved and a novel and a feature film I am writing, entitled Mayakin.
You will get to ride along for the entire process, from the seeds of the idea through the entire story development and film-making process to putting the final product up their on the silver screen and in the bookshops.
As opportunities arise, I will be giving gifts and rewards to members of my site here, to get free books, attend a shoot, be an extra in the film, or even come along to a premiere of the movie as my guest.
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We're in this together…
There will be opportunities to get involved in real-time sessions of various types. For example:
Each month you will have the opportunity to join me on a live Q&A session to discuss all things story and writing and to ask me the questions you have on your story and personal development.
There will be giveaways and competitions with prizes including seats a a premiere, visits to a film set, free books and resources, and much more.
I look forward to welcoming you to my inner circle, and to developing your career together.
let's get you and your stories on to that red carpet.