Storylining for continuing drama workshop with Kathleen Beedles – one free place for Ideastap winner

One IdeasTap member will win a place on a Storylining for Continuing Drama Workshop led by BAFTA-nominated executive producer Kathleen Beedles.

Award-winning, BAFTA-nominated executive producer Kathleen Beedles is offering one IdeasTap member the chance to attend a full-day practical workshop on the craft of storylining. Places normally cost £240.

The ability to turn story ideas into, “What if this happens next…?” keeps long-running shows at the top of the ratings, and is a craft that has underpinned the careers of successful script editors, writers, producers and commissioners. Paul Abbott, Sally Wainwright, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Kay Mellor, Jimmy McGovern and Tony Jordan all started their careers in this way.

This Storylining Continuing Drama Workshop is a practical process where you will join other writers (maximum 10) in storylining a fictional soap Kathleen has created. You will write a storyline, and then have a personal edit the following week. The winner of this brief will also receive a PDF booklet with invaluable insights and insider tips.

Though this workshop you’ll learn how to pitch, how to write treatments, how to lose your fear of the blank page by writing on demand and to short deadlines, how to generate endless ideas, how to think on your feet with fellow writers, and, most importantly of all, how to understand story beats and narrative turning points.

Kathleen is looking for someone who has strong storytelling instincts and a passion for telling a good story. This brief is aimed at applicants who are not in the financial position to pay for a place on the workshop themselves.

Before applying, please make sure you are available on Saturday 15 August, 10am to 5pm for the workshop. It will take place in north London.

How to apply: instructions can be found on IdeasTap

Deadline: 30 June 2015 (Workshop date: 15 August 2015)

Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs

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