Workshop 4 – Advanced Scifi and Fantasy

Every story has two levels – the Surface and the Archetypal

On the surface every story is unique.

But beneath the surface level all stories explore the same basic patterns of human life – the archetypes.

The fourth workshop in Advanced Scifi & Fantasy : writing the 21st century myth, begins with a deep dive into one of the great masterpieces of 21st century cinema – Blade Runner 2049.

Then we explore how the archetypes introduced in Blade Runner 2049 can be used to tell fascinating stories of any kind. Archetypal storytelling is one of the most powerful techniques available to writers, movie makers or storytellers of any kind.

Ego. Id. Anima. Shadow. God. Self. Our inner archetypes are the key to infinite stories.

Subscribe to join the workshop in archetypal storytelling and to access the full course in Advanced Scifi & Fantasy.

Part Four

The hidden meaning of Blade Runner 2049


How the original Blade Runner creates an empathy test…for the audience.

Watch the full workshop free on Skillshare:

(Numbers limited, first come first served.)

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Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Director of creative writing at UoL, published with OUP and Cambridge. Currently travelling the world and writing a book.


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