October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

The Secret of Mission-Critical Storytelling

Sooner or later in the process of taking a story from idea to finished draft, the author must commit to something. Advanced authors understand that the larger context of that commitment is really the sum of numerous and unique sub-sets of the narrative, each of which presents discreet sets of criteria for character and drama. And thus we are presented with unique blocks of narrative that allow writers to exist within the big picture and the microcosm of their scenes at the same time, flourishing with artistic freedom as they seek to optimize each subset. This workshop will make this advanced perspective accessible to all writers willing to embrace the mission-driven criteria that make our stories work, one scene and one narrative block at a time.