Each week you will receive clear, actionable instruction on how to develop each of the 3 parts of your Story Theme. You will see many examples from well known titles.
Each week you will receive a specific assignment to practice what you just learned and then a deadline to turn in the assignment.
Starting the 2nd week, the assignments you turn in will be analyzed live on the training call to provide specific feedback on how to improve your writing.
Every weekday, we will post a daily group exercise to practice the micro skills being taught each week during the live training.
All of the students will have access to a private Slack channel to discuss the weekly training, participate in the daily group exercises, and collaborate together throughout the six week workshop.
You will retain future access to all recordings of the live training and workshops to review in the future.
Leslie Watts is the Editor-in-Chief of Story Grid Publishing and leads the Editor Certification Training Program.
A member of the first class of Story Grid certified editors, Leslie is also a podcaster, instructor, mentor, and proud story nerd. She has written craft-focused books, including Point of View, Conventions and Obligatory Moments (with Kimberly Kessler), What’s the Big Idea? (with Shelley Sperry), and Story Grid masterwork analysis guides to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point (with Shelley Sperry).
Leslie has been writing and editing for as long as she can remember—from her sixth-grade magazine about cats to drafting opinions for an appellate court judge. After a detour as a lawyer, she returned to her true calling as an author and editor. She believes in sharing specific, supportive guidance with writers to help them become better storytellers. Leslie lives on the coast of Maine with her husband and two children.