Looe Literature Festival

d0bb5c1a-5afb-4221-b27d-91896225efb1Brian Banks – Creative Writing Workshop

Excercise – make up a name and story for the person sitting next to you


Ran away to join a punk band (Satan’s Sister) and now tours festivals and dimly lit pubs with her unique brand of righteous rock music. She feels alive when she hears the smashing of drums kick in and loves crowd surfing

The story is key – the writing is the painting/decorating/plaster on the wall of the story

Try writing the story in different styles

Snowball writing

Story Patterns

  • Character
  • The status quo
  • The trigger event
  • The quest
  • The obstruction/frustration
  • The false dawn
  • The climax
  • The resolution


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