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Bones of Storytelling and Scene vs. Exposition teach you everything you need to be a successful writer. In Bones, learn all the basics of a good story; Concept, theme, plot, character development, structure, antagonistic forces, and setting. Next, we help you apply these basics to your project and help you form a “writing plan” to get the draft written. In SvE, we spend five weeks digging into “show don’t tell,” teach you precisely what that means, and help you do both in your storytelling.

Payment options available.

Classes Open Now:

1) TUES. AM OPTION: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST

Bones: Nov. 8 – Feb. 8

2) WED. PM OPTION: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. PST

Bones: Nov. 9 – Feb. 9

All classes live on Zoom. Beginners to advanced. All welcome.

Pitch to Publication

Video Teaching &

Monthly Support Club

The Pitch to Publication Intensive:

  • Learn how to research agents and publications
  • Create a priority submissions list
  • Write a query and cover letter concisely summarizing your literary offerings. 

Taught by Jennifer Lauck, Becky Ellis, and Audrey VanBuskirk, get all the foundations needed to launch your publishing career.

Video Class: $225.00

The Monthly Pitch to Publication Club:

Audrey VanBuskirk leads this monthly check-up group of writers actively submitting or hoping to submit. She will provide updated resources, suggestions, and industry insights.

Join the club and get your work out to the right publications, contests, agents, and publishers now.

$40.00 for Studio Writers/$60.00 for visitors

Studio I:

Virtual

Self-study

SI: Bones of Storytelling: Bones is ten video classes with handouts, a reading list, and suggested assignments.

Whether you’ve not written since high school or have a finished manuscript, this recorded class will teach essential tools on plot, structure, antagonistic forces, and more.

Once finished, your next step is to take a live or recorded Scene vs. Exposition (below).

Cost: $325.00

SI: Scene vs. Exposition: Scene is five video classes that dive into how to write vivid and compelling scenes that draw and hold the reader’s attention. You’ll also learn when and how to incorporate exposition.

Follow these recorded classes at your own pace. The recorded program includes handouts, a reading list, and suggested assignments.

Cost: $225.00

Jennifer and her team are here to consult:

Full Manuscript Reviews

You’ve written your book but have no idea if it has potential. Should you send it to agents or self-publish it? Or do you need another rewrite? We’re here to help.

With more than thirty years of writing, editing, and publishing experience, Jennifer Lauck and her equally experienced teachers are here to celebrate your accomplishment and to take you where you want to go.

We read your book carefully, paying close attention to your craft and structure, and write a multiple-page report full of insights, suggestions, and comparables. If you choose, extensive copy editing is an option.

Your consultation will provide you with a clear path forward.

Costs range from $1200.00-$4000.00.

One-on-One

We also offer one-on-one support to elevate your craft, cultivate your authentic and unique voice, develop your style, and deepen your understanding of storytelling.

One-on-one consultations can be instrumental in sustaining your vision and renewing your inspiration.

This is the fast track many serious writers at the Studio book to push themselves to the next level to compliment the ongoing Studios.

Your work will be pre-read, line-edited, and then discussed over Zoom or in person.

You’ll leave with a recording to listen to again and again.

Costs range from $125.00-$145.00 with a word count of up to 2500.

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I love your teaching style. You’re so passionate and real about the art form. You remind us to sit in the mystery of the unknown. You show us what it takes to go the distance. I love the behind-the-scenes of your own writing and publishing process. 

– Jadah