An in-depth master class on crafting stories that grip readers. Think of it as a writing retreat from home that you can return to as often as you'd like.
Readers latch onto a few simple elements. Learn what those are and how to make them compelling.
You know what keeps readers reading? Narration that maintains momentum even if nothing is happening.
You can lose readers if they sense a writer behind the smoke and mirrors. Learn tricks to maintain the illusion.
The first priority is to write a story people want to read. If you don't do that, you simply won't get an agent or a publisher. Self-publish? Sure. But no readers. You need to hook readers and keep them hooked.
Sure. As David Lodge says, "The job of the artist is to make people feel." But first, you need readers to invest in the story.
I'm with you. Story communicates truth more fully than intellectual assertions can. But the best stories sneak the truth in. Enact truth through compelling narrative.
Approximately 25 handouts
Lots of original game-changing conceptualizations for storytellers--concepts you'll find no place else
An opportunity to get feedback on your assignments
A serious approach to craft
TD Storm is an award-winning writer and teacher whose stories have appeared in a number of journals. His passion for storytelling and its inner workings inform his teaching, editing, and mentoring. He has worked with countless writers on personal essays, novels, short stories, and more. And he's been teaching since 1999.
Want to know more about TD Storm? Check out the About page for the school.
Want to know more about his approach toward writing and teaching writing? Look at this post on the "Core Tenets of Storm Writing School."
Is this just a hobby of yours? Or are you passionate about telling the best story you can tell? Invest the time and energy in getting better.
One-time fee, USD
One-time fee, USD
I get it. It's a big decision and there are a lot of writing courses out there. Why this one? I truly want this class to be a good fit for you.
Send a note via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can even set up a brief meeting over video chat to talk live about your goals for improvement.
It's a risk-free trial. Enroll, poke around, and if it's not right for you, you can get your money back.
The first three units cater toward beginner and intermediate writers to establish the foundations of gripping storytelling. The final three units delve into more advanced craft techniques for maintaining momentum.