Get to the Heart of Your Story with Sarah Lovett

Two-Day Story Intensive in Santa Fe with SARAH LOVETT for Novelists, Memoirists, and Screenwriters: Get to the Heart of Your Story – February 20 – 21, 2016 for $295

Do you have an idea for a strong, complex protagonist but you’re not sure how to develop the story? Are you just starting your memoir and want to fast-track your first draft? Are you clinging so tightly to an outline you feel like your characters have become puppets? Have you hit a wall, bogged down, or lost your way and need help getting back to your story’s heart and core? This workshop is for you.

This two-day story intensive will help you get to the heart of your story in a new way, with new understanding.In this workshop we will explore and illustrate story principles through a series of writing exercises. Together, we will explore these vital story questions to get to the heart and wellspring of your story:

    • Is your hero uniquely compelling, complex, and actively pursuing a meaningful goal? Do you know what she wants and why she wants it? Do you know what she truly needs?
    • Is your hero challenged to the hilt by forces of antagonism? Does your antagonist need an upgrade? Are all your characters “story worthy”?
    • Do you understand the difference between story problems and your hero’s dilemma that is the wellspring of every truly memorable story? By story’s end has your hero undergone a full arc of transformation? Does your story build organically to a powerful climax? Do you deliver a satisfying, yet surprising, ending that will resonate with your reader long after the final page?
        In addition, you receive my supporting How-Twos to keep you on track and moving forward long after this weekend workshop.

Receive your BONUS Private Story Consult with Sarah: When you register for this workshop, please send your 3-page outline or synopsis (max 250 words per page, double-spaced, 12’ font) and we will meet privately for 30 minutes to clarify the story elements and your protagonist’s dilemma and arc of transformation.

          This weekend story intensive can shave weeks, months, even years off the process of writing your novel or memoir.


Dates: February 20 – 21, 2016
Cost: $295 for both days, includes lunch
Times: 10 am to 4 pm
Locations: Santa Fe, NM
Register – space limited