Story Structure is the glue that holds a story together. It’s the way to make a story a “page turner,” cause us to love or hate a character, create an “ah ha” moment during the climax. Cynthia has taught story structure to young children with the use of fairy tales and nursery rhymes and to published writers who are experiencing a “soggy middle.” Using the basis of Robert McKee Story Seminars, which Cynthia has attended twice, the classes range from a day long workshop to a ten week – once a week – workshop.
Her workshops, depending on length of time, address the novel, screenplay, definition of “story,” parts of a story, event, story value, scene, setting, plot, character and characterization, controlling idea, protagonist, “the gap,” inciting incident, the spine, sub-plots, sub-text, irony, crisis, climax, resolution, flashbacks, point of view.
For more information on her workshops, please contact Cynthia.