I’ve been teaching off and on for a while now about writing and storytelling. Most of my workshops have been at Queens University here in Charlotte. I hope to do another one soon; if you’re interested, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll let you know when it happens. We’ve also talked about doing a class online, so if you might want to try that, let me know so I can gauge some interest.
Some posts and such:
This is the best thing I’ve written about storytelling, I think — it’s a good way to figure out if you have a story, and then what to do with it.
Here’s a way to get at something even more fundamental — what you ought to write ABOUT.
A piece for Nieman Storyboard in praise of plain language. The comments on this one are excellent.
A talk I gave at the Dazzle Gradually gathering in Rock Hill about writing, art and getting at the essence of things.
I’ve done a little series for Nieman Storyboard called Liner Notes, where I look at storytelling techniques through some really great songs. Here’s a page with all the posts if you’re interested.