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A Foolproof Way to Master Story Structure
A Live Interactive Workshop
with Art Holcomb

Writers Workshop
Have you tried to understand the strange language and ideas around story structure only to throw up your hand in frustration? Do terms like Inciting Incident, plot turn, add denouement leave you scratching your head?  And do you find yourself lost sometimes when you try to understand the Hero’s Journey?

You’re not alone.

Story Structure is an absolutely vital part of the story writing process, but it is regularly taught in a completely a confusing and convoluted way.  How are you supposed use this important tool when there are some much contradictory and conflicting information?

The fact is: The Three Act structure is, in fact, a great way to ANALYSIS a story - but is a terrible way to TEACH it.

So where do you go to get the craft knowledge you need?

Come and join internationally-known writing teacher and coach Art Holcomb as he shows you what you really need to know about how to build a story. Art teaches writers, screenwriters and playwrights around the world and will teach YOU how to improve your finished product while constantly improving the process of writing.


Who Should Attend:
  • Beginning students who are just developing their sense of craft
  • Working writers who find that their stories are not resonating with editors and agents
  • Aspiring writers who have gotten lost in the terminology and confusing theories about structure
  • Published writers who want to kick up their writing game
What You Will Learn:
  • Why the THREE ACT STRUCTURE can mislead you
  • What a story is meant to actually do
  • Why structure is there for the READER – and not the writer
  • What set-up and pay-off is so important
  • How “Little Miss Muffat” can teach what you really need to know about storytelling
  • Why Character, Desire and Conflict trumps the Three Act Structure EVERYTIME
  • The Secret to “One Hero – One Goal” story theory
  • How to create a COMPELLING AND FAST-READING story that can delight  - and bring you - new fans
When you’re finished with the workshop, you’ll be able to:
  • Write a write that resonates with our reader
  • Know the five scenes that every successful story must have
  • Create excitement in your first three pages and grab the reader
  • Spot the problems in your stories quickly – and know who to fix them
  • Kick your writing up to the next level!

Toni LopopoloInstructor ART HOLCOMB

Art Holcomb is a published fiction writer and produced screenwriter and playwright.  His work has appeared on HBO and SHOWTIME, as well as ABC and NBC. He has consulted with staff writers and best-selling novelists and lecturing annually to writers in seven different countries and in four languages.  He runs a consultancy for writers dedicated to improving the process of writing, and offers unique and virtual on-line classes on craft of writing. His most current seminar is entitled Understanding Human Nature: A Writer’s Guide


Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Time: 9:30-12:30

Early bird Registration:$99
Walk up Registration:     $149

BONUS: Register for BOTH morning and afternoon workshops and receive a FREE one day audio seminar
( $79 value)
 

DoubleTree by Hilton
Los Angeles - Westside
6161 West Centinela Avenue,
Culver City, CA 90230 [ map »
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