NASHVILLE, TN | JULY 9-12, 2020

FANTASY HERO'S JOURNEY SEMINAR

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WHAT IS THE STORY GRID FANTASY HERO'S JOURNEY SEMINAR?

Join Shawn Coyne for a 3-day deep dive into the Hero’s Journey and Fantasy writing. Shawn will walk you through how to use the Story Grid tools and principles to write a world changing novel based on these principles.  

Shawn Coyne

 You will learn:  

  • A fundamental understanding of how epic Fantasy fiction works and the steps necessary to conceive of one’s own.
  • Shawn’s definition of an epic Fantasy and how the five-leaf genre clover represents his definition.
  • The essential patterns of meta-myth as it is reflected in the popular notion of The Hero’s Journey.
  • The obligatory scenes and conventions of epic fantasy fiction in both its reflections on the past (traditional Fantasy) and the future (science fiction fantasy).
  • How one satisfies the expectations of Fantasy fiction readers.
  • How to carve that massive problem into micro-puzzle slices, which can be solved one at a time.
  • The method for devising The Foolscap Global Story Grid and the Story Grid Spreadsheet for Fantasy.
  • The Story Grid procedural method to create a work of Fantasy.
  • A parallel process to Story Grid’s other fiction creation method it requires a comprehensive high-resolution analysis of a masterwork.
  • An exhaustive Story Grid analysis of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
  • The heroic Story Grid of The Hobbit.
  • How to use The Hobbit as inspiration to create an original work of Fantasy.
  • How Shawn and author Michael McClellan used these tools to create the first title in McClellan’s epic gaslight-era fantasy series, The Rubric of Conquest.
  • The commercial journey The Rubric of Conquest took from the first notion until published work.
  • Access to multi-day editorial sessions that took the book from “good” to publishable.
  • Along with this, there will be ample Q&A opportunities with Shawn Coyne.  

Additional resources will include a copy of the books The Story Grid, The Rubric of Conquest, and The Hobbit along with the Foolscap Global Story Grid and Story Grid Spreadsheet for The Hobbit and The Rubric of Conquest

AGENDA

Thursday, July 9:

6pm-8pm: Meet and Greet

Friday, July 10:

8am-9am: Doors Open

9am-4:30pm: Training

Saturday, July 11:

8am-9am: Doors Open  

9am-4:30pm: Training

Sunday, July 12:

8am-9am: Doors Open

9am-4:30pm: Training

VENUE

WELLSPIRE

907 Gleaves St Nashville, TN 37203

This beautiful space in downtown Nashville is a perfect place for our time together.


WHERE TO STAY

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Stay Alfred at The James

The Thompson

* Mention "Wellspire" at these locations to get a group rate.

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