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Story Mapping$145.00San Francisco

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“Got an idea for a novel, a movie or a TV series? That’s great!” says instructor Kate Montgomery. “Time to roll up your sleeves and map out a story that will keep your readers engaged from the first page to the last!”

“It’s all too easy to spend hours merrily writing away only to find you’ve gone down a dead end and are miles from where you want to be. But a story map is like GPS— a foolproof way to stay on track while keeping your structure solid and your pacing tight.”

In this daylong class, we’ll explore writing strategies across a number of genres. You’ll learn how to hook your readers from the get-go and how to craft compelling characters, intriguing conflicts, and well-timed twists that keep your reader surprised and captivated straight through to the end. “

“Whether you’re working on a novel, a screenplay, a short story, or a presentation at work, Story Mapping tools can be applied in many different arenas. So bring that cool idea, and plan to leave this workshop knowing how to transform it into an entertaining adventure that leads to a satisfying destination!”


    Kate Montgomery wrote, directed and produced the award-winning Sundance indie rom-com Christmas in the Clouds. Her credits also include the comedy Neither Here Nor There, which is currently on the festival circuit, and the futuristic thriller Ever Since the World Ended, which won at the SF Indie Fest and the London Sci-Fi Film Festival. Current projects include Out There, Hooking Up Hannah, Jack from Camp and Stealing Lily. Kate has optioned and sold screenplays to producers and studios in the US, Canada and UK. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, The Writer’s Guild of Canada and the Writer’s Guild of America.
  1. Saturday, April 18, 10:00am-4:00pm


Sat, April 18
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason.

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