Writing: Elements of Storytelling

Become your own best editor.

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Week One: Finding Your Angle

Week Two: Writing a Great Hook

Week Three: Focusing On Your Key Moment

Week Four: Writing Cinematically

Roald Dahl once said that “good writing is essentially rewriting,” and we agree. In Writing 201: Finding Your Story, we’ll explore how to find your unique angle on a topic, craft a more engaging introduction, find the true heart of your story, and expand your material into scenes. Ultimately, the goal is to learn how to self-edit and read your writing with an editor’s eye.

Over four weeks, we’ll present four different workshops. Read each workshop at your own pace — absorb it all in one day, or tackle parts of it throughout the week.  Experiment with the techniques we explore in pieces you’re working on.

Confirming my ever-fIrm belief that creative people share instead of compete, I’ve been so very impressed with the quality of work and generosity of critique among 201 participants.
– Belles and Whistles

Unlike our Writing 101 courses, there are no daily assignments — but if you’d like to publish something on your own blog, we certainly won’t stop you! You could publish a work-in-progress in the middle of the week, a revised or new post on Friday, or even commentary on the rewriting process. What you actually publish, and how much, is up to you.