The Planning You Should Do Before You Plan: The Premise, Controlling Idea, and Logical Assumptions

“Storytelling,” according to Robert McKee in Story, “is the creative demonstration of truth… Event structure is the means by which you first express, then prove your idea…without explanation.” He takes this one step further. “A story well told gives you everything you cannot get from life: meaningful emotional experience.” Okay. We’ve all read plenty of […]

EPIC Writers Workshop

Looking for a one-off writers’ workshop? I will be teaching The Art of Story Structure for the EPIC Group Writers Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 from 9:30 AM to Noon in Edmonds, Washington. The workshop (o… Source: EPIC Writers Workshop

EPIC Writers Workshop

Looking for a one-off writers’ workshop? I will be teaching The Art of Story Structure for the EPIC Group Writers Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 from 9:30 AM to Noon in Edmonds, Washington. The workshop (open to 20 max) will be held in the real estate office of Coldwell Banker Baine at 108 5th Ave. S., […]

Fall Writing Class Opportunities

The kids are back in school. Weather is turning chilly. Soon the inevitable gray lid will settle in. No better time to get back to the business of writing. At a recent Seattle Arts and Lecture event (Ann Pachett talking about where her stories come from and why she writes them), an aspiring writer asked […]