"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme."
"It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly."
C. J. Cherryh
"A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God."
"The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with."
ALL WRITER WORKSHOPS
Tutorials for today's writer
Your Story Idea 101
Start: AUGUST 30, 2017
at 09:00 AM Eastern Time
End: SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
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.
FULL STUDENT Registration Fee
OBSERVATION ONLY Registration Fee
Aug 29 ~ 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:
Do you have a story idea and a few scenes? Flesh them out with professional developmental editor, Jodi Henley! Define and troubleshoot your story’s conflict, solidify your characters, tighten your pace, and adjust for length, all “before” getting stuck, or writing yourself down a hole. 90% of writers never see their book in print because of one simple reason – they don’t finish it. The top reason that happens is because they write themselves into a corner and can’t find their way out. If you’ve ever dreamed of working with a professional developmental editor who can help you avoid those pre-project shakes by giving you a road map to follow – this is the workshop for you! Learn to DIY, with Your Story 101!
What is required to be prepared for this class?
Bring your brilliant (or potentially brilliant) story idea. Scenes optional.
Will there be homework and feedback?
There are many exercises designed to take you through the process of solidifying your project, and lots and lots of feedback. So make sure to talk and get involved! Beginners and newer writers welcome. You’ll be provided with plenty of constructive, and personalized support.
Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Great! Click the button to register before the class fills up