Here at StoryWonk, we offer a variety of classes designed to help you understand the art and craft of storytelling, to improve your process and make you more productive, and to make your story as strong as it can be. Via live classes and downloadable class packs, we give you the tools, skills and knowledge you need to help you write unique, unforgettable stories.
Master Class: Revision
When it comes to writing your novel, the first draft is only the first step. A finished manuscript is nothing but potential — but you need help and guidance if you’re going to take that manuscript and turn it into something your readers will love! In our four-session Revision class, story expert Lani Diane Rich will show you how to take that rough diamond and make it shine!
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Eight-Class Bundle
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook classes offer accessible and insightful guides to the skills you need to strengthen your writing, to understand your stories, and to write in the most productive way. This bundle contains all eight TJWH classes for one low price!
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Living And Working Online
In the first of our Journeyman Writer classes, Living And Working Online, Alastair will guide you through the obstacles and opportunities of the new digital world, from claiming and protecting your space, to interacting with readers and critics, to building a loyal and enthusiastic following through social media. If you write, and you use the internet, you need this class!
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Unsinkable Story Structure
In the second of our Journeyman Writer classes, Unsinkable Story Structure, Alastair will introduce you to a rock-solid, fool-proof three-act structure that you can use in any genre. We’re going to talk conflict, anchor scenes, turning points, pacing and much, much more, and you’ll learn how to use structure to show off your unique voice. Don’t miss it!
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Character Crafting
In the third of our Journeyman Writer classes, Character Crafting, Alastair will guide you through the process of creating rich, compelling and complex characters. From goal and motivation to vulnerability and empathy, you’ll learn how to write strong protagonists, engaging antagonists, and an unforgettable supporting cast.
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Diving Into Discovery
In the fourth of our Journeyman Writer classes, Diving Into Discovery, Lani Diane Rich will guide you through the most important, and most often overlooked, part of the writing process. A strong discovery phase will make your books stronger and your writing process more rewarding — and Lani can show you how!
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Creating Conflict
In the fifth of our Journeyman Writer classes, Creating Conflict, Alastair will give you the definitive guide to conflict in narrative. From the core narrative conflict that defines your story to balancing your subplots and crafting a rewarding resolution, if you’ve ever struggled with conflict, then this is the class for you!
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: The Publishing Process
In the sixth of our Journeyman Writer classes, The Publishing Process, Alastair will guide you through the confusing landscape of modern publishing, from traditional publishing to the digital frontier. Once you’ve finished your novel, this class will give you everything you need to get it into the hands of your readers!
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Story and Screenwriting
In the seventh of our Journeyman Writer’s Handbook classes, Story and Screenwriting, Lani will introduce you to screenwriting as a form, and get you started on telling your own stories in movies, on television, or in the exciting world of new media.
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Building Worlds
In the eighth of our Journeyman Writer classes, Building Worlds, Alastair will guide you through the process of creating a compelling fictional world, whether you’re creating an entire fantasy kingdom of castles and forests, or a quirky small town full of romance and secrets. Make your world unforgettable!
Do you have something to say? From true crime to deep dives, from fascinating fiction to engaging interviews, podcasts are the best way to reach your audience, and to tell your story. In Spoken World, podcaster Alastair Stephens will give you everything you need to get started with your very own podcast.
The Journeyman Writer’s Handbook: Dazzling Dialogue
In the ninth of our Journeyman Writer classes, Dazzling Dialogue, Alastair will lead you through the creation of strong, distinctive dialogue that demonstrates character, advances your plot and hooks your reader! Learn how to give your characters the most dynamic, engaging and memorable dialogue!