Tutorials for today's writer

My Story To Tell: Chapters - need info

Master Instructor

Jodi Henley

Start: OCTOBER 4, 2018

at 09:00 AM Eastern Time

End: OCTOBER 20, 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

Oct 03 ~ 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:

What is your starting point?  There is more than one way to write a story, especially a true one. Are you going to write entirely in chronological order, or will you start with the end and build a series of flashbacks that brings your reader to the moment of the opening when something important was about to happen.

 You have a period of time mapped out for your book and now it’s time to collect all the material you need to share your story with plenty of rich detail.   We will talk about what you need to have in your story, flesh out the moments you are passionate about, and decide how to present them in a way that gets your message across. We all have themes in our lives, issues that are important to us, or ideals we hold dear. We will clarify them, and discover how adding them to your story draws an image of you as a real person, rather than an enigma.


What is required to be prepared for this class?

If you already have an idea you've explored, don't feel you have to take the first class in this series. However, if you aren't sure, perhaps My Story to Tell: First Step would be a better starting point.

Will there be homework and feedback?


Additional Information:

This workshop is a little more intense than the first workshop as we move into exploring all the ways to get your story across. Please set aside a few hours over the course of the workshop to think about exactly how you want your story to present itself. If you aren't sure--there will be lots of help and encouragement. 

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