Conquering Your Story and Its Superstructure
WRITING X 461.13EWS
Learn critical skills to develop a powerful, unique premise for your fiction or nonfiction in this intensive workshop dedicated to the magic that makes stories work.
Starting at $985.00
What you can learn.
- Transform your premise into a compelling, sustainable story
- Learn fundamentals including character development, conflict, and superstructure
- Read published work and complete in-class exercises to develop storytelling skills
- Craft a detailed superstructure outline to use in the development and completion of your story
About this course:
The first fundamental challenge facing all writers, whether novice or professional, is the process of transforming your premise into a compelling, sustainable story. This intensive workshop focuses solely on the art of the story, with an emphasis on such fundamentals as character development, super-objective, rising conflict, scene work, and the all-important quest to find your story’s superstructure. Through a series of lectures, published examples, and in-class writing exercises, writers learn how to spot critical mistakes often made in the initial development of any narrative. This workshop is designed for writers with a specific story they feel passionate about telling. After four days you will have a greater understanding of what makes a story work, along with your own detailed superstructure outline to use in the development, completion, and revision of your story.
Winter 2019 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Instructor: Steven Wolfson
Enrollment limited to 15 students.Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable.
No refunds after January 8, 2019
Thu Feb 7, 2019
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri Feb 8, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM