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.