Stories have a unique power to transform people, to expose them to new modes of thinking, to make them more empathetic, to give them hope and ease their suffering. Story craft helps you tap into that power.
The first step in getting through to readers is to fill a story with tension and make it hard to set down.
But if you want to really move readers, you have to understand how to reach them emotionally.
When you enroll (for free), you get access to a starter kit, which will orient you to the emphases of Storm Writing School, and which will aid you in identifying your areas of greatest need. You'll also have the option of receiving my biweekly newsletter. All who sign up for the newsletter get a free booklet with four lessons on creating tension.Enroll Me
My name is TD Storm. I taught in a public high school for 15 years before getting my MFA in Writing from Pacific University and moving on to work with adults. I've won awards for both my teaching and my writing. My work has appeared a number of journals and anthologies, including Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, Short Story America, and Literary Hub. I currently teach and edit both here in my online school and through the University of Wisconsin. Check out the video below to meet me.
Author, Where Fish Can Breathe
Author, What the Mirror Sees, winner the 2015-2016 African American Arts Alliance of Chicago’s Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature-Fiction
Book Critic, Minneapolis-Star Tribune