Story Scaffolding ($159)
Deep revision, like storytelling itself, is a technique that can be learned. Join Book Coach Julie Artz for a four week series of hands-on workshops that will teach you how to plan and execute a deep revision aimed at strengthening your story's scaffolding. We'll look at three techniques for reverse outlining, how character motivation brings your plot and character arcs together, how understanding scene structure is fundamental to both revision and storytelling, and how to project management a deep revision. If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work, this class is for you.
Julie Artz spent her young life sneaking into wardrobes searching for Narnia. When people started to think that was too weird, she went in search of other ways to go on magical adventures. Now she finds those long-sought doors to mystical story worlds in her work as an author, editor, and book coach. She helps social and environmental justice minded writers send their work out into the world with confidence. Her clients have published with the Big Five, with small and university presses, and indie/hybrid as well. An active member of the writing community, she has volunteered for SCBWI, TeenPit, and Pitch Wars and is a member of the EFA, the Authors Guild, and AWP. A consummate story geek and wyrdo, Julie lives in an enchanted forest outside of Redmond, Washington.