Shape Your Story: Simple Story Structure for Fiction and Nonfiction

Amy Stewart, Writer & artist

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14 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Intro: Shape Your Story

      1:30
    • 2. Your Project

      0:48
    • 3. What About True Stories?

      2:40
    • 4. But My Story Doesn’t Fit the Mold!

      3:23
    • 5. Chart the Emotional Journey

      1:27
    • 6. Aristotle's Incline

      3:05
    • 7. 81 Index Cards

      3:25
    • 8. Opening & Closing Images

      3:54
    • 9. Six Things to Fix

      2:27
    • 10. Fun & Games

      2:11
    • 11. But/Therefore

      2:36
    • 12. Two Ideas from Hamilton

      2:36
    • 13. More Tips for Nonfiction Authors

      2:29
    • 14. Final Thoughts

      2:15

About This Class

Every writer has their own approach to shaping their stories. In this class, I'll teach you the storytelling methods that I rely on for every book I write, and I'll use real-world examples from well-known books, as well as from students in my own workshops. At the end of this class, you'll have your own storytelling toolkit to help you shape your story, whether it's fiction, nonfiction, or memoir.