Category Archives: Classes

Interactive courses and workshops that I have prepared.

For Teens: Making the Scene

How having a fight can make your stories more interesting. This is a version of Story Architecture #1, aimed specifically at teen writers, who respond well when the focus is on…

Story Architecture – Phase 3: Dramatic Novels

In this advanced program I will draw the previously developed elements together. Participants will be expected to have some facility with writing both scenes and character stories – as described…

Story Architecture – Phase 2: Character Stories

In this intermediate program I will focus on expanding the fundamentals. Participants will be expected to have some facility with writing scenes and this program will focus on how scenes then…

Story Architecture – Phase 1: Scenes

In this introductory program, I’ll focus on the fundamentals of character and conflict: how to identify the dramatically interesting conflicts that underpin a scene, how to establish the ambitions of…