Eight Tuesdays, March 7-April 25, 6-8pm
Open to all.
Limited to 10 participants.
Deep Story Design depends on a divine trine of three elements: character, plot, and theme. Novelists, screenwriters, and memoirists who learn to harmonize these elements are able to create stories with depth and resonance.
This 8-week online course is for the longer form narrative writer who wants to: create structurally sound and engaging plots; craft characters whose inner and outer conflicts captivate readers; and develop impactful themes that linger after the story is over.
Using April’s Deep Story Design method of combining basic three-act structure, the seven stepping stones that uphold a narrative arc, and the four stages of authentic character development, writers will be guided to create a cohesive story that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Weekly lessons, homework assignments, and in-class exercises and conversations will focus on the essential story elements that need to be in place to ensure a compelling and meaningful narrative.
Note: Handouts will be provided digitally. Live weekly Zoom calls will be recorded and available for review for up to two weeks after the workshop finishes. Homework assignments, shared with and reviewed by participants, will receive light feedback from April during class time.
This workshop will take place via Zoom.