ONLINE WORKSHOP: Understanding Story Structure

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Portrait of Laurel Cohn
29 August 2020 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Laurel Cohn
This workshop will address some of the common structural issues found in manuscripts. While there is no right structure, there are tools and strategies that writers can learn to use to find the best possible structure for their story. This requires a clear understanding of the story itself. Using short texts and your own works-in-progress, we will explore various aspects of story structure including the ‘vital organs’: theme, major dramatic question and the central event.

This workshop is designed for writers who have a partial or full draft of a work-in-progress.

This workshop will be presented online. Detailed information on participation will be provided.

Included in this course:

  • 2.5 hours of guidance, information, and directed teaching 
  • Writing exercises to help hone your craft and reinforce your new skills
  • 1 hour interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and skills extension
  • Personalised feedback from Laurel on a piece of writing up to 500 words 

Schedule for the Day:

  • 10 - 11:15am: First webinar with Laurel Cohn
  • 11:45am - 1pm: Second webinar with Laurel Cohn
  • 3 - 4pm: Interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and more casual instructions based on your experiences
  • 500-word pieces to be sent to Laurel for feedback

About Laurel Cohn

Laurel Cohn is a book editor passionate about communication and the power of stories in our lives. As a developmental editor she has been helping writers since the 1980s prepare their work for publication. She also works with publishers, businesses and community organisations, and is a popular workshop presenter. Laurel has a PhD in literary and cultural studies and publishes in the academic world.

If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus six free copies of ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.


And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 0390947895
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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