A Storytelling Course for Writers & Filmmakers 

If you need to build your storytelling confidence, keep reading to learn how this 14-day course will help you find your Story Guru within. 

STORY GURU | 14-DAY STORYTELLING COURSE

14-Day Storytelling
+ Writing Course

1) Technique
2) Confidence
3) Self-awareness

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. 

If you want to become a better storyteller you need 3 things:

That's where story guru comes in...

Do you need Story Confidence?

How It Works

Sign up for the Story Guru course below. You'll gain instant access to the dashboard and downloads.

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Set aside 30-minutes per day to do the course. You can do it online or offline—whatever works best for you.

30-min/day

Each day, for two weeks,  you'll do a new lesson that helps you excavate your inner story guru. 

14-Days SELF-pACED

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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.


My STORYTELLING STORY

I want to help you gain story confidence, get unblocked, and become your own story guru.

Hi! I'm Colette

Solo filmmaker
Story Strategist
Teacher & Actor

LAST NAME: NICHOL
PET PEEVE: Being CALLED NICOLE
FAV CHILDHOOD STORY: PETER PAN
GUILTY PLEASURE: TV MYSTERIES
biggest adventure: living in ecuador for 5 years



Why This Storytelling Course Works

STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS

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. 

BASED ON SCIENCE 

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. 

STRESS-FREE LEARNING

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. 

Say Goodbye to Writer's Block

Change the way you write by connecting your emotional life experiences to the essential story elements.

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.

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What YOU CAN EXPECT:

Understand story structure in a way that has emotion and meaning. Not just logic.

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Find a treasure trove of stories that are already living within you, so you can get writing!

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Gain the tools and skills to write a new story or script AND fix any story problems, so you don't get stuck. 

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"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."

Wade

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."

Faye

MUSICIAN, WRITER, MARKETING CREATIVE

MULTI-pASSIONATE CREATIVE

From short stories to film scripts, you need to know how to develop the basic elements of a story and find the emotional core of your characters.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO WRITE?

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.

Is This Course Right For You?

You want to tell stories that matter

you're ready to get unstuck

you're sick of the blank page

you've got 30-minutes a day 

you LOVe stories! 

you are willing to engAge in a process of self-discovery

Once excited about something, you're self-motivated

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ESSENTIAL DETAILS
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! :)

Ready to Become a Story Guru?

start writing

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What This Is

This isn't a live course. You'll get all the materials online. You can download them and keep them.

Online course

There's no group get together. This is a solo endeavour where you are guided on a writing experience.

SElF-PACED

This is all about practice. Each day you'll practice the new story element by writing something very small. 

PRACTICE-BASED

What This Isn't

This course provides the learning materials in audio and text format. You'll listen, read, and write.

not a video course

This isn't a presentation or a lecture series. The lessons are recorded and provided in pdf. Then you practice.

not a lecture series

There is no live component. This is perfect if you want to dig in and go deep with yourself. It's self-paced.

not a live class

Happy Storyteller Guarantee

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. 


Bonus 1

BONUSES

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. 



STORY CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

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. 


STORY CIRCLE PRACTICE BLANK

STORY CIRCLE CHEAT SHEET

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.


FOOLSCAP METHOD BONUS LESSON

Bonus 2

Bonus 3

Bonus 4

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. 

Questions?
Send them to me: colette@storyenvelopeacademy.org

Become a More Effective & Prolific Storyteller

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Structure Guide

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