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Storytelling: From Concept to Chapter 1

Mondays, 10:00 - 11:30 - Ages 13+

  • Starts Aug 19
  • 350 US dollars
  • Weatherstone Academy

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Service Description

This is a single-semester course designed for engaged writers interested in writing their own stories or novels. Our small group setting provides the perfect opportunity for personal feedback for optimal growth! This course is suggested for students 13+. DETAILS: Fall Semester: August 19 - December 9, 2024 (no class 9/2, 10/14, 11/25) Days: Mondays, 10:00 - 11:30 Instructor: Alexandra DiFazio Location: Weatherstone Academy Suggested Credit: half credit in Creative Writing; full credit if paired with a complimentary or follow-up second semester course. Complimentary Courses: Genre: A Lit Journal Journey Follow-up Courses: Writer’s Lab: From Plot Development to Writing Your Story (Spring Semester) Expected Homework: 60 - 90 minutes per week. DESCRIPTION: Have a story you want to write but don’t know where to start? Come to this class with a story idea and leave with all the tools you will need to tell that story well. Through writing exercises, class discussions, and readings, students will learn the fundamental elements of telling a great story and watch their ideas take shape. We will start by studying classic story-structure models and learn why some of the most famous books and films of all time work because they follow these rules. Next, we will learn about character development and how to make characters come to life upon the page. Students will end the semester with everything they need to start the writing process. Part Two: Spring Semester Writer’s Lab: From Plot Development to Writing Your Story INSTRUCTOR BIO: Alexandra DiFazio - Writer, Editor, Publisher I began my writing career 26 years ago while an undergrad, with my own arts and culture column at Time Warner-owned Digital City for several years. I was studying at UCLA with a major in English Literature and minor in Early Childhood Education, but work took me in a different direction as a screenwriter and film journalist for the next decade. I became managing editor at a film magazine and then moved into books as a developmental editor, both at a publishing house and my own company, Madame Literary. After 15 years as an editor and ghostwriter, I began a small publishing house and published our first book in 2022. I continue to work as a freelance writer and editor. I moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles in late 2019 with my husband Peter, a writer and English professor, and our daughter, Asher Jane, who is a rising second grader at EdVentures.


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  • 1005 Weatherstone Parkway suite 220, Woodstock, GA, USA


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