The Foundations Classes: Live

Write Your Story: Creative Writing Classes for Adults

Each year, Blackbird Studio offers two Foundations creative writing classes for adults: Bones of Storytelling & Scene vs. Exposition in the fall and Bones only in the spring. (Sample Bones by clicking here now).

This is your chance to work with the Blackbird staff, get to know our culture, and have a great time learning about story and thinking about what it is you’re writing or what you want to write.

Bones covers concept, theme, plot, character development, structure, and antagonistic forces from the perspective of your project. Leaving, you will have a drafting plan for a finished, marketable book.

Scene vs. Exposition provides the basic of composition and we help you weigh the pros and cons of using scene and it’s counterpart, exposition. We also get to learn more about you, via your writing, and start giving you pin-point advice to take your work from good to great.  

Coming Up


AM & PM Option

Tues 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Oct. 24 – Jan. 23

Wed 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 – Jan. 24

Learn More on our FAQs Page


Sign up, get your books and we send you the live debreif class page with links.

Every week, watch a teaching video, do assigned homework, and come to the live debreif ready to deepen your learning with your teacher and fellow writers. All sessions taped so you miss nothing. 


  • Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
  • From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler
  • 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley
  • Story by Robert McKee
  • The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker

Get these books yourself, or let me send them to you w/ binder of handouts.


ONLINE: $455.00

W/CHECK: $450.00


Mail to: Blackbird Studio for Writers,

35230 Brooten Rd.
Pacific City, OR 97135-9101


NOTE: Once you’ve signed up and received your materials, there are no refunds.





Binder only



You can get these yourself.

Learn More on our FAQs Page