If you look at the blank page or try knocking out an important scene and get totally stuck, then you're lacking one of those three things.
Lack of confidence will cause you to stop trying and get stuck. Lack of technique means you won't know how to fix a story problem, and you'll stall. Lack of self-awareness means your stories will lack emotional resonance i.e. they'll be flat.
Do you need Story Confidence?
Sign up for the Story Guru course below. You'll gain instant access to the dashboard and downloads.
Set aside 30-minutes per day to do the course. You can do it online or offline—whatever works best for you.
Each day, for two weeks, you'll do a new lesson that helps you excavate your inner story guru.
I've been obsessed with story for over 30 years.
I grew up in a small agricultural town in BC that had less than 2000 citizens. We didn't have a television—my mother swore that a TV would "rot" our brains.
This meant my sole form of entertainment (aside from watching blazing sunsets and starry night skies) was books. So by the time I'd saved up enough money for a 13 inch TV—at the age of 16—I'd read roughly 2000 books.
My book-devouring tendencies, only continued as I graduated, left home, and began studying acting. What I learned as a young actor got me even more excited about storytelling.
I learned a process of unravelling stories from the inside out. Later I applied what I'd learned to my writing. Before, writing had come in fits. I was often blocked or wracked with self-doubt. Worse still, I couldn't seem to finish any project that I started!
But after applying what I'd learned about character motivation and story structure to my own work, I wrote two solo shows and toured them across Canada. Since then I've written hundreds of articles, as well as scripted videos, stories, plays, and screenplays. I've applied my love of storytelling to create story-based micro films and help businesses tell their stories.
With each new lesson, you'll build on what you learned in the previous lesson. This is a simple process that allows you to grow and learn easily.
To gain a new skill, you need to see and hear the material and then have a chance to practice it. You'll actually learn because this course is based on techniques that work.
You're likely a busy person. You don't need any extra stress. Learn in small chunks in a way that feels good. Digital or analogue—you decide how you want to roll.
Get re-inspired and start writing daily. No more blank pages.
How does this sound?
Feel more confident in your storytelling skills by digging into your personal story trove.
Understand story structure in a way that has emotion and meaning. Not just logic.
Find a treasure trove of stories that are already living within you, so you can get writing!
Gain the tools and skills to write a new story or script AND fix any story problems, so you don't get stuck.
"I want to thank you for teaching me so much and being so inspiring, positive and encouraging. That’s a real gift for a student."
Story Envelope Academy Students
"It was a once in a lifetime experience that I am so grateful to have had. I have a foundation now to continue to build upon, and that's really exciting."
In this 2-week course, you'll learn a simple way to break down any story. You'll dig into the stories that exist within you. You'll practice a new story element every single day. How? By identifying the story elements within your life and analyzing them. You'll become re-inspired as a storyteller by unravelling your own emotional life stories. This is the best way to become a better storyteller.
PRICE: US $175
TIME: Recommended 30/minutes per day for 2 weeks
STYLE: Self-paced course (you can take as long as you like )
FORMAT: Guided Audios and PDF | Online or Instant Download | Daily Exercise Guidebook
OWNERSHIP: This course is yours for life. When new bonuses are added, you'll gain access to them as well.
DISTRACTION-FREE: This is all on your own time. No Zoom. No Facebook Groups. No distractions! :)
This isn't a live course. You'll get all the materials online. You can download them and keep them.
There's no group get together. This is a solo endeavour where you are guided on a writing experience.
This is all about practice. Each day you'll practice the new story element by writing something very small.
This course provides the learning materials in audio and text format. You'll listen, read, and write.
This isn't a presentation or a lecture series. The lessons are recorded and provided in pdf. Then you practice.
There is no live component. This is perfect if you want to dig in and go deep with yourself. It's self-paced.
Uh, huh...why does that matter?
This course works. It's worked for me, and it'll work for you! I've taken timeless storytelling techniques and formed them into a framework that you can use to practice and improve your skills.
I can guarantee that if you spend 30-minutes per day for 14 days, you will become a better storyteller.
But if you do the course, complete all 14 lessons, and you aren't happy with the results...simply email me your work, and I'll give you a full refund. No questions asked. But please make sure you give the course your all!
Break down stories quickly and easily using the Story Circle Cheat Sheet. This is perfect for testing out scenes, chapters, and your global story arc.
This bonus visual guide will walk you through an incredibly simply story structure tool that'll help you get focused and plan and write stories that work.
When you just need to grab a sheet of paper and start pulling apart a story, you can use this practice blank to get you started. It will save you time and keep you on target when you're about to get tangled up in a story mess.
Who's up for one extra tool to help structure your stories? This bonus lesson with PDF and MP3 walks you through a timeless method of planning, testing and structuring your stories in under 15 minutes.
Get started today. After clicking below you'll be sent to the secure payment page. From there you'll get an instant download with instructions how to access your course materials and the course dashboard.
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Sign up below to get the freebie: The Simple Story Circle Guide to Structuring a Story that Works. Then when you're ready, join Story Guru and start writing stories that work!