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Story Structure 101

A half-day online masterclass to help you get your head around narrative structure. Learn to shape your stories so you can craft fantastic fiction without losing the plot.

Who is leading the session?

Alison Powell

Your investment:


When is the next workshop?

Sat 20th April | 9:30am-1:30pm 

Book Story Structure 101

What is it?


This is a real-time online creative writing workshop delivered via Zoom that looks at:

  • Narrative structure – what it is and why you need it

  • Examples of story structure in literature

  • the Three Act structure – what it is and how you can use it

  • the Hero’s Journey – what are the main stages, identifying them in literature, applying them to your own work

  • a brilliant and simple story spine structure that will help you to produce new work easily.

You can expect up to 20 people on this workshop and there will be chances for paired and small group activities, plus opportunities to share writing.

Who is it for?

Great for:


  • anyone new to writing stories, novels or memoir who wants to give their work some shape

  • writers with a completed first draft or work in progress that needs nudging into a more coherent narrative structure

  • anyone who has an idea for a story, novel or memoir but doesn’t quite know how to make it work

  • writers who struggle with plotting (aka pantsers!)


  • Slides from the workshop will be sent out after the session.

  • Chance to share details with writers you meet on the day.

  • Priority booking for Write Your Novel and Your Story courses.

"An opportunity to learn the rules of storytelling, dig into some examples and come away with the strategies to write your own tales in a way that is satisfying for readers. Plus a great forum for some free writing and sharing work in an informal way." - Natalie

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