Narrative Beat Workshops
If you just can't wait for the next live workshop, consider one of these...
WTF is Story Structure
Narrative story structure not something you can necessarily see -- or hear. But it's there, under the surface of your story, holding everything up.

But how do you go about building the right structure to support your story? What are your options? And how do you choose?

In this 2 1/2 hour workshop, we'll talk about what The Princess Bride can teach us about story structure, listen to some real world examples from successful podcasts, tackle a couple of hands-on exercises, and save plenty of time at the end for questions and discussion.
WTF is Narrative
This is it. The 4-hour workshop I've taught for the PRX Podcast Garage and public radio newsrooms. It covers everything from narrative interviews to story structure, script writing and even a little bit of sound design.

Join us as we deconstruct the elements of narrative storytelling to explore different ways of telling great stories.
Stories That Sing
Let's roll up our sleeves and get to the actual work of sound-rich, immersive storytelling.

In this 2.5 hour workshop, we cover two very important -- and interrelated -- skills: scriptwriting and sound design.

Because to really create an immersive story that keeps people listening from beginning to end, you're gonna need a script and sound design plan that are working together.

How To Make A Story
Do you have great ideas, but struggle with going from concept to pitch?

Or do you have an easy time collecting hours and hours of interview tape, but find yourself overwhelmed when it's time to organize it all? you write great beginnings, but struggle with finding the right ending?

This 2 1/2 hour workshop is all about process. We'll plot the steps of making a story, from concept to outline to sound design. And we'll talk about ways to work more efficiently, so that our storytelling struggles don't get in the way of our storytelling triumphs.
How to Make A Story
... in Multiple Parts

Have you ever wanted to make a serialized narrative podcast, but you had no idea where to begin?

We'll cover it all, from figuring out if your idea has multi-part legs, to working up a pitch, to storyboarding, interview planning, and keeping track of all those episode drafts.

I'll use examples from serialized narratives I've spearheaded, along with some of my favorite moments from some of my favorite podcasts, to highlight real-life, actionable techniques.

This two-hour workshop will be a bit more advanced than other Narrative Beat workshops. But -- as always -- we'll try to present the material in a way that's accessible to everyone.
Custom Workshops
Interested in a private workshop for your newsroom or team? I can do that!

Just send me an email, and we'll get the ball rolling.
Upcoming Live Workshops
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