Story Structure 101
A half-day online masterclass focusing on story structure
Sunday 22nd May 2022 10am-2pm
In this creative writing workshop, we’ll examine traditional story structures, including the hero’s journey and three act structure. You’ll be given space to explore how to apply these to your own work. You’ll find out how to enjoy plotting, playing with structure and how to use it to build tension, to engage, surprise and delight your readers.
This day is ideal if you:
are totally terrified of plotting.
want to get to grips with the shape of your stories.
are keen to work on fiction or memoir.
want to understand how you can use narrative structure as a supportive tool.
are excited about getting new (or old!) stories plotted and ready to write.
There will be time for writing built into the day, as well as opportunities to collaborate, share and enjoy new each other’s work.
Writers at all stages of their journey are welcome. Suitable for new writers as well as those with novels to their names.
The workshop inspired fresh ideas and helped me to see my story from a new perspective. I now have lots of editing to do, with a renewed sense of confidence about how to begin. Ali brings a wonderful energy and enthusiasm to the session. (Madelaine)
A great overview of story structures and plotting that can dig you out of trouble or put you on a clear route map (David)
The Story Structure 101 course has catapulted my motivation. Before the course, I didn’t know how to structure my novel. Now I’ve a much clearer idea about what works and feel more confident about where to start. (Valerie)
About your workshop facilitator:
Alison Powell supports new and established writers with their creative work. She established WriteClub in 2016 and has since run regular workshops on all aspects of the writing craft. She is an award winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa. She is a member of the Hay Festival Writers at Work Programme and is also a producer for Paper Nations at Bath Spa. She is also an INLPTA certified Master Practitioner of NLP and coaching.