- Tired of wasting time on drafts that don’t work?
- Frustrated because you can’t ever seem to get past the 25,000-word mark in your story before you run out of steam or ideas?
- Done with false-starts and never finishing anything?
- Worried that you can’t make your story idea work?
- In the know about story structure, but have no clue how to implement it in your own story?
There’s a way to make writing your story feel effortless and fun; to enjoy the process and actually look forward to your next writing session.
In fact, there’s a way for you to feel inspired, clear and motivated, instead of frustrated, doubtful and unclear.
I know this is possible for you—–because I’ve done it.
My journey to publication was an 18-year road, and a bumpy one at that. Because I spent 13 of those years in complete oblivion, having no idea what it actually took to write a publishable story.
The Story Intensive: Planning and Development
The Story Intensive: Planning and Development is a 6-week story planning program where I walk you step-by-step through the process of developing and planning your story.
I created this program from the exact steps and process I use to plan and develop my novels, including the one I published (SoundCheck). My process is based on the storytelling principles Larry Brooks shared in his bestselling writing book, Story Engineering.
The purpose of this program is to help you start your story off on the right foot, by figuring out how to make it work before you spend any time writing the first draft.
I know how frustrating it can be to get 25,000 words into a story and realize you don’t know where you’re going and you have no idea how to end it.
If you figure that stuff out first, you’ll be off to the races.
“Having someone to bounce ideas off of, and the feedback I received in the first six weeks, was critical to being able to finish my draft.”–Glenn Dyer, Story Intensive graduate
“Jennifer gives you the big picture, the little picture and shows you how it ties together. Unless you know about story structure and know exactly how to apply it to your work, you might waste weeks, months or years in your publication journey. Do yourself a favor and use Jennifer’s expertise and straight-forward teaching methods to show you the way.”–Ute Rosenbilds, Story Intensive graduate
You will walk away from this program with:
- Your story’s structure intact and a scene-by-scene story roadmap that you can use to write your first draft
- A story that has publishing potential
- Confidence in your ability to execute your first draft
No more frustration. No more wasted drafts (or wasted time). No more “pansting” your story, hoping you end up with something worthwhile.
What You Get
In this 6-week one-on-one coaching program, you get:
- Six weekly content modules and assignments with deadlines (Concept and Premise, Character, Story Structure, Four Parts of Story, Scene Building, and Story Roadmap) (a $500 value)
- 6, 60-minute one-on-one coaching calls (via phone or Skype), one every week, plus recordings (a $1,500 value)
- 6 weeks of sound-boarding, accountability and feedback from a professional story coach (a $1,500 value)
- 6 weeks of unlimited access to me (Jennifer) in a private 1-to-1 Facebook group (it’ll just be me and you in there), so you can ask questions, brainstorm and get support between calls ($1,000 value)
- A repeatable process you can use for every story you plan and develop for the rest of your writing career (priceless)
- A program orientation and welcome packet, so you can jump in and get started right away (a $50 value)
- Bonuses: Butt-In-Chair (eBook) by Jennifer Blanchard; Pen Name (eBook) by Jennifer Blanchard; After the First Draft (eBook) by Jennifer Blanchard–graduation bonus (a $175 value)
Total program value: $4,725+
(Payment plans available)
“The tasks of designing and constructing a roller coaster structure are different than the task of riding a roller coaster. And yet many writers approach designing and constructing a story the same way they would reading a story. Jennifer Blanchard gives you the background and the tools you’ll need to design and construct your story structure. She coaches you with questions and suggestions to point out story holes or weaknesses that you may not have seen, but she has from the many stories she’s analyzed. Jennifer’s coaching has been a pleasant mind-expanding experience for me. I cannot imagine writing any other way now that I’ve used this process. To the naysayer I would say, structure does not stifle creativity it provides freedom.”–Ken Auteur, Story Intensive graduate