Starter Kit

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Orientation Day

Welcome to the school. The Starter Kit gives you a brief overview of the school's foundational concepts and asks you to introduce yourself. It also provides a free resource on writing a logline, an invaluable exercise for all storytellers, at any stage of the writing.

NOTE: I'm making a huge update to the starter kit, to be released by mid-December, 2019. The new version will walk you through what it takes to be a published writer so you can diagnose what might be holding you back.

A video introduction to me and an orientation to the key competencies of masterful storytelling.

A brief survey for you to fill out (if you'd like) to let me know about your writing and your study of writing craft.

A downloadable resource for writing your logline. I let you know the essential pieces and give you some exercises and a template for your logline.

Meet Your Instructor

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What am I signing up for here?

You'll be enrolled in the school. You'll get an email asking you to confirm your email subscription (which comes with a free ebook with four lessons on crafting tension). And you'll have access to the Starter Kit. It's all free.

Is my information private?

Absolutely. We have full GDPR compliance. Take a look at the privacy policy. Your email will not be used for anything other than correspondence with the school about courses, craft articles, and live teaching appearances.

Holy cow. I'm overwhelmed by it all. I'm not even sure I have a question. Do I?

Yeah, there's a lot going on here. Check out the About page. Look at the Mission page to figure out some of my core philosophies. Navigate the craft articles. Check out the classes. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Or just email me: [email protected]

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