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Bones of Storytelling and Scene vs. Exposition teach our shared language of concept, theme, plot, character development, structure, antagonistic forces, setting, scene, and exposition. It’s recommended you take them in order, but not required. All levels are welcome.

Live Classes Open

for Registration Now:

1) Fall Bones & Scene vs. Exp/AM:

Tuesdays, Sept. 13 – Jan. 24, 2023

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

2) Fall Bones & Scene vs. Exp/PM:

Wednesdays, Sept. 14 – Jan. 25, 2023

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Live classes via Zoom.

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Pitch to Publication 

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Summer Intensive

Pitch to Publication Intensive: Learn how to research agents and publications, create a priority submissions list, and write a query and cover letter concisely summarizing your literary offerings. Everyone can get published somewhere right now! Learn how. 

Video Class

Cost: $225.00

Summer Intensive: Called The Writer’s Diagnostic, this four-day retreat is designed to dig for the heart of your story (that climactic action) and chart the full structure. Only ten people for this one. You leave with a clear map and writing plan.

Friday to Monday – Aug. 19-22, 2022

10-3 p.m. 

(Seven spaces remaining)

Cost: $450-$475.00

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