Structuring Your Story

WRITING X 461.22EWS

If every project starts with a compelling idea, the journey to completing that project begins with an understanding of structure. Structure is the foundation—the bones—of a well-executed story. This intensive…

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Starting at $985.00
As few as 4 days
3.0

About this course:

If every project starts with a compelling idea, the journey to completing that project begins with an understanding of structure. Structure is the foundation—the bones—of a well-executed story. This intensive workshop will provide practical instruction in the two most popular narrative formats: the three-act structure and the hero’s journey. Relying on examples from popular and canonical works of both fiction and nonfiction, we define the essential building blocks of an effective story and test the strength of those building blocks with practical exercises. We develop plot grid templates for both narrative formats and write scenes that allow authors the opportunity to build the connections between the pieces that form a strong foundation. Whether you have an idea or completed draft that just isn’t holding together, this intensive workshop not only presents the essential elements of storybuilding but provides tools and practical templates applicable to authors working in many genres and media.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Instructor: Jeanne De Vita
371056
Fee:
$985.00
128 days left. Enroll by Feb 25, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 28, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
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Discussion
Thu Feb 27, 2020
9:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Fri Feb 28, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sat Feb 29, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sun Mar 1, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood

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