Spring Writers’ Workshop with Stan Williams

Spring Writers’ Workshop with Stan Williams, presented by Rochester Writers

Stan Williams presents Secrets to Successful Story Structure on April 5 at Oakland University

Stan Williams presents Secrets to Successful Story Structure on April 5 at Oakland University

Stanley D. Williams, Ph.D. will present his daylong workshop titled The 18+ Secrets of Successful Story Structure Workshop for Screenwriters, Novelists, and other Writers of shorter works on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Oakland University. The spring writers’ workshop is a new event, presented by Rochester Writers.

Dr. Williams is a Hollywood and novelist story consultant, and is the author of the classic story structure guide, The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success. Williams teaches this same class in Los Angeles for $150 and more. Rochester Writers is pleased to present the workshop, lunch and all day refreshments for only $100.

“A focused system of simple, practical methods that will help you design a story that will naturally and organically connect your characters and audience or readers,” said Stanley Williams, “The key is that every character arc, every subplot, and every conflict that drives the drama, must be centered around a single, logical connected concept called the Moral Premise.”

Workshop sessions will include Critical Story Elements, Successful Structural Elements, Analysis & Examples, and Plots, Goals & Irony. Breaks and lunch will allow attendees the chance to meet, network and have conversation. Q&A will wrap-up the day, which runs from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Movies, such as Die Hard, Gran Torino, Where the Heart is, The Incredibles, A Beautiful Mind, The Karate Kid and Liar! Liar! will be discussed from a structural point of view. Attendees may want to review a few of these prior to the workshop, but it’s not necessary for attending.

“Stan was a huge hit two years running at the Rochester Writers’ Conference,” said Michael Dwyer, organizer of the event. “Every attendee wanted more from Dr. Williams.” Rochester Writers had the resources to bring the workshop to Oakland University this spring for local novelists and screenwriters to experience. The event will take place in the Oakland Center of the college in a classroom-style environment. Every attendee will have a table to take notes. The audio-visual technology of the room will allow each person the ability to hear and see the full presentation.

An entire day of professional development, lunch and refreshments are included in the $100 registration fee. Secure payment options are available to purchase online or by mail. A complete description of the workshop is available at the website, www.RochesterWriters.com. Contact Michael Dwyer at 248-651-6869 for more information.

About Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a freelance content provider. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at michael@rochestermedia.com.

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