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Storytelling for Writers

An introduction to the 7 principles of excellent storytelling.

Successful writers earn a good living, and some make small...or even vast...fortunes! Many writers are location independent, free to travel and explore the world as they work. For those with the skills writing can be an excellent career, from work as a freelance copywriter, to writing and publishing your own novels. And the most important skill for any writer is storytelling.

Screenwriters, novelists, journalists, non-fiction authors, travel writers, bloggers and many other writing careers all demand great storytelling. From a 30 second television advertisement to a 10 hour television series, the basic principles of storytelling remain the same. And learning them is easy.

In a live talk, presented before emerging and professional writers in the digital nomad mecca of Chiang Mai, writer and lecturer Damien Walter introduces the 7 principles of excellent storytelling. Each of the seven is placed into a variety of contexts, from the storytelling excellence of Star Wars, to the "hero's journey" narrative of Steve Jobs and Apple computers.

Storytelling for Writers can be listened to as a standalone course, or as a perfect introduction to The Rhetoric of Story.


Your Instructor


Damien Walter
Damien Walter

BA(hons) / MA / PGCHE

Member of the Higher Education Academy, UK

"I believe that all writers should have access to great teaching to grow their practice."

Damien is the founder of The Writing Practice. His early career was dedicated to developing literacy, reading and writing in some of the UK's poorest communities. He was formerly the director of creative writing at the University of Leicester, and today teaches writing workshops around the world. His academic work on writing and creativity has been published by both Oxford and Cambridge University Press. He is a columnist for The Guardian and has bylines for The Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed, Aeon magazine and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Clarion writers workshop at UC San Diego.



Class Curriculum


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