Story Structure Goes Hollywood

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR052919JB
  • 2


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This workshop is all about helping students learn and understanding the fundamentals of story structure as exemplified in several film classics (titles TBD, but stuff everyone will have seen or be familiar with). This workshop will break down story structure into a four-act sequence of readily identifiable, quantifiable steps stories progress through. We will uncover the essential qualities of each step and how they relate to the step’s overall story function, and we will examine how these steps intertwine with character arcs to create meaningful, powerful, satisfying conclusions. In-class exercises will be directed towards analysis and refinement of student WIPs.  

Jason Black
 is a Seattle-area developmental editor who has helped scores of writers find the best in their work over the past nine years. Jason teaches writing, story structure, and character development classes through the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. He is a regular speaker at the PNWA Writers’ Conference and a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild’s speakers’ bureau. In addition to his blog, Jason’s articles on writing craft have been featured in PNWA’s Author magazine and the literary journal Line Zero. Jason edits for novelists in all genres, though his own novels, Bread for the Pharaoh, Pebblehoof, and Blackpelt are all middle-grade fiction. Find Jason online at, or on Twitter as @p2p_editor.


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