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.
Jan 14 ~ 11:59 PM
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:
In today’s world, we have the most active senior citizens of any previous generation and they all have a story to tell. While many will tackle a community project, hike a mountain or create a piece of art without batting an eye, some are hesitant to attempt writing a book.
A hundred years ago, families inherited journals to cherish and share with future generations, but not so much now when Facebook and digital images have become the new normal.
Your story matters.
Who you are and the things you have experienced are more than a collection of status updates or a few words shared during a weekly visit. No one can tell your story except you, and no one should. Your voice is the one that brings your journey to life. You may have an unusual story that could inspire many people or maybe just a personal one to share with your family and friends.
As a professional editor, I’m here to help you. All Writer Workshops has created a program specifically for you, which will take you from crafting your story in a way that is engaging and interesting to showing you how simple it is to put it into print (and e-book, if you so choose).
For this first step, you only have to show up for class with a brief explanation of what you want to write about. I will gear the classes to each person’s unique needs. The easiest way to start is to choose one period of time in your life that you feel passionate about. We’ll develop that and expand as you become more comfortable with your new writing skill.
What is required to be prepared for this class?
It would be great if you had a story to tell, but if you aren't sure what you'd like to write about, we have a quick questionnaire to explore all your options.
A life is composed of many stories, and you don't have to write them all at once. Write one story now, and another later. Work at your own pace. A suggestion would be to think about significant moments in your life and list your top ten story interests in order of importance to you.
I hope to see you soon!