This past weekend’s Youth and Audience Programme in the Westrand was testament to the saying: 'There is no greater power on this earth, than a story.'
Guests have access to actors, directors, and film makers through workshops and master classes.
The Westrand leg saw Mmabathu Kau, multi-talented producer, script consultant and broadcaster with over 20 years industry experience share her insights on what the must-haves of a good story are.
This one is simple. If you promise a great love story, you should give the audience a great love story.
This involves deciding which characters or personalities can tell your story best. Pro tips:
What happens in the story? The structure/plot is like your skin, it covers and holds everything together. Any good plot has three key parts: a beginning or inciting incident, a midpoint (where the worst thing that could happen, happens), and a climax.
Decide on a setting.
What’s the right time for me to tell your story? This can be influenced by current events.
Your story is only as strong as its antagonist or the challenge your protagonist must overcome.
No need to clutch your pearls. Some of the world’s greatest writers integrate concepts or characters from other writers into their work.
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