Tutorials for today's writer

My Story To Tell: Chapters

Master Instructor

Jodi Henley

Start: FEBRUARY 15, 2018

at 09:00 AM Eastern Time

End: MARCH 1, 2018

at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

  • Classroom opens 24 hrs before
    workshop begins
  • Classroom remains open for 20
    days after end of workshop

I signed up for Jodi's workshop on transformational arcs because of specific comments from two acquiring editors. Jodi took the time to understand my situation, the editorial feedback, and my novella, including what I could (and should) realistically accomplish in that length piece. I didn't expect to receive such detailed one-on-one feedback.

Kristine Bria





Registration Fee



Registration Fee


LIMIT: Unlimited

Feb 14 ~ 11:59 PM
Eastern Time

Jodi Henley is a developmental editor based in the Seattle area, Jodi specializes in character-driven fiction, and is well-known for her ability to turn theory into practical, usable bites. A big fan of the transformational character arc, emotional structure and backstory, Jodi spends her days utilizing the information in her workshops. Jodi believes that there is no one size fits all approach to learning, and has dedicated her workshops to helping people learn in a way that works for them.

Description of Workshop:

You're ready to write those pages.  I'll be here to help you through the first chapters and show you how to get moving on your story pages. Some of you may only finish one chapter and that's fine. Others might get on a roll and write half the book. That's fine, too.  

This is the fun part where you begin to see pages stack up.  I'll be helping you past the bumps we all run into while writing. I'm going to show you how to write a chapter and end it such a way that the reader is compelled to keep moving forward.  Telling your story is more than just a journal of everything that happened - it's full of emotion and unexpected moments. You want this to come through in your writing.

This is an important element for any story, true or fiction, so I'll show you how fiction authors create page-turning novels. You want your readers to be excited to learn more about you and your journey as they turn the pages.

What is required to be prepared for this class?

Please have an idea and thoughts on how to get your story across. If you are an experienced writer please don't feel you need to take the workshops in order. However, if you still need help with your idea consider My Story to Tell: Step 1, and if you want to explore the many ways to get it across.

Will there be homework and feedback?


Additional Information:

There will be plenty of help and encouragement, and all the feedback you need to move on with your project.  Everyone's work has value, and my goal is to help you make your story the best it can be.

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level?
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