Six-week class starting Sept. 16
Meetings are 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Mountain time
We meet online through the Go To Meeting platform and post work through the Wet Ink platform. Instructions given upon registration.
Early bird discount $300
If you sign up by Aug. 18, you get a discount. After that date, the cost is $350.
The Story Catalyst II:
Writing Pages with Presence
This six-week online class is aimed at honing your writing craft and practice so that whether you’re at the beginning, middle or end of your work, you can write pages with presence. This workshop for emerging and experienced writers seeks to give you sustainable craft techniques, and it’s ideal for writers who wanting to get a good solid 30 to 60 pages. It’s a generative class, so you will write write write!
WHAT WE DO TOGETHER
Over the course of six weeks, we’ll meet in this 1.75 hour format (105 minutes), which will allow you to explore writing in six specific areas of craft. We’ll work through a sequence of interactive lessons and assignments
This interactive class includes about 20 minutes of writing. We meet via Go to Meeting and use the Wet Ink platform to post and exchange work.
While some of you will share work during the interactive time, we won’t have time for all of you to share. Wet Ink offers a platform where you can post your pages and get feedback from the instructor and from the writing community outside of the time we meet. Be sure to comment constructively on at least two other writers’ work each week.
If you have questions or comments, please post to one of the discussion threads on Wet Ink. The course organizers and a number of community members will be on the forums ready to answer your questions.
We hope that you find the class instructive and rewarding!
HOW IT WORKS
We’ll meet up on the Go to Meeting web conferencing platform, an easy-to-use meeting place from your phone or your computer. And we’ll share posted work and craft materials via the Wet Ink platform, where you can view and comment on other writers’ work.
The Story Catalyst II toolkit, writing prompts and materials are posted on Wet Ink.
The call will be recorded, available for you to review later.
Class meets on:
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
- A Story Catalyst II toolkit
- Guidance for targeted writing prompts
- A roadmap for key craft elements to get into place in the first pages, including:
- WEEK 1 Protagonist/Antagonist
- WEEK 2 Emotion on the Page
- WEEK 3 Setting
- WEEK 4 Dialogue
- WEEK 5 Point of View
- WEEK 6 Plot/What Happens When + Propulsion
- A supportive community that offers courage and heart as you move ahead with your story
HOW MUCH IT COSTS
It’s $300 if you sign up by Aug. 18. And it’s $350 if you sign up after.
WHO I AM
I am Carolyn Flynn, the story catalyst, an author with seven published titles and a longtime magazine editor who knows how to get media attention for a book. As a book developer, I have launched many authors who have trade nonfiction, memoirs and novels. Read about my publications and awards, or listen to my TED talk here.
This online class does not include workshopping of individual material but does include light review from the instructor.
Individual assessments on craft, story and publishing strategy are available for an additional $150 depending on availability.