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The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing Week of September 9-14, 2018

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The Way of Story offers an integrative approach to writing narrative, combining solid craft with the experiential discovery of the intangible dimensions of writing, because craft alone is not enough. This unique workshop is for writers of all levels and all narrative forms including plays, screenplays, short stories, novels, and memoirs.

In this workshop, you can explore and gain insight into these elements of the craft and soul of writing: • The seven steps to story structure

• How to create memorable characters and dialogue

• How to balance craft with intuitive skills

• How to access and free your potential story

Catherine Ann Jones has served on the writing faculties of several universities, and has been published widely. For more information visit

Recommended reading: Jones, The Way of Story: The Craft & Soul of Writing and Heal Your Self with Writing.


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