The Story Structure Workshop in Flourtown


New this November and December on Tuesdays from 7-9:30 

November 19; December 3, 10, and 17 from 7 – 9:30 PM

Learn how to use dramatic story structure to make your audience want to know what happens next. The workshop will be customized to meet your needs. The enrollment form includes a place for you to tell me about your writing.

In a combination of lectures and interactive exercises, we’ll look at the “rules.” Then we’ll examine when and how to break them.

Special Beta Class Price $95 

This workshop is designed for writers of all genres except poetry who:

  • have some creative writing experience but may be stuck on what to do next with their ideas.
  • would like to write a short story, screenplay, TV script, or novel.
  • have written a short story, screenplay, TV script, or novel, and are about to revise or are stuck.

Night 1 — How can story structure help even the most experimental writer?

  1. Freytag’s Pyramid/Triangle
  2. One, two, three, four, five, six, and seven-act structure
  3. What about TV?
  4. Time allowing, as a class, we’ll create a simple outline of a novel that could just as easily be a screenplay.

Night 2 — Using mythic story structure to enrich your characters and figure out where they’re going (plot)

  1. The Hero’s Journey – for all genders
  2. The Heroine’s Journey – for all genders
  3. Continue building our book/screenplay.

Night 3 — Putting it together

  1. Other types of story structure: Real-time, Multiple Timelines, Linked, Fabula/Syuzhet, Reverse Chronological Order, Rashomon, Circular, and Oneiric.
  2. How could we take our book/movie and change it into a different story structure?

Night 4 — Breaking it all down into a simpler framework

  1. What’s more important than structure and plot, and how do you write it?
  2. 5 questions to ask before you begin. Use these same questions at every step of your writing and revision process.


The Resiliency Center
1811 Bethlehem Pike Suite 212-213
Flourtown, PA 19031

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