Spectacular Story Starters Online Workshop

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Spectacular Story Starters

In Spectacular Story Starters we explore where ideas come from and how to turn them into stories, basic story structure, plot development, creating characters, developing dialogue and more to help develop writing ability.


After emailing me your first assignment, this will be returned with comments and recommendations. Other assignments will follow via email for the duration of the coaching process.

  • Every picture tells a story – Inspiration from pictures
  • Weaving words – Create a unique story using an unrelated collection of objects
  • Show don’t tell – How to write descriptive proseFlashback_front
  • Character sketching – Create your very own unique character
  • Dynamic dialogue – Bringing your characters to life
  • Pen, paper, action! – Dramatic beginnings, cliffhanger endings and realistic settings
  • Submit your story – Receive a critique of one piece of your writing
  • Ask the author – Question and answer with your writing instructor


The process

You can start the set of workshops at any time. After you register for a workshop, you will receive your assignments via email. You complete the assignments at your own pace and send them to me by return email. There is no time limit and you may take as long as you wish to complete your full set of projects.

Workshop fee

$350, plus GST.

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All fees are in Canadian dollars. If you reside outside Canada and have any questions regarding taking the workshop, please contact me directly.


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