You asked for it, you got it! To everyone who's been asking about our next class, I'm happy to announce our upcoming class: Writing and Storytelling: How to Supercharge Your Creativity, Find Your Voice, and Captivate Your Audience (http://www.skillshare.com/Writing-Storytelling-Find-Your-Voice-Captivate-Your-Audience/1505045051/881894996).
The class will take place on Monday, May 21st, at 7pm at Skillshare Headquarters at 407 Broome Street #5A (between Lafayette and Centre). Buy your ticket here (http://www.skillshare.com/Writing-Storytelling-Find-Your-Voice-Captivate-Your-Audience/1505045051/881894996)!
Here's what one student has to say about our most recent class:
"This class was a revelation. Jay led us through the intricacies and nuances of good storytelling. He dissected what makes for riveting stories and gave us concrete, actionable ways to work on our own writing. There was healthy discussion among our class of about ten people which, thanks to a well-structured curriculum and excellent leadership, never veered too far off-track even when the subject matter was fun and engaging. I'd be very interested to take more writing development courses from Jay." —Eric Pan
This class is being offered in partnership with Skillshare. Buy your ticket on Skillshare's web site here: http://www.skillshare.com/Writing-Storytelling-Find-Your-Voice-Captivate-Your-Audience/1505045051/881894996
Are you ready to meet your audience?
Telling your story is the first step. Good storytelling is the secret to connecting with your audience, whether you’re chronicling your dating adventures, performing on stage at The Moth, giving a TED talk, or preparing a bio for your blog.
We’ll teach you:
how to tap into your truth, find your voice, and tell your story the importance of giving your characters desire (http://newyorkwritersintensive.com/the-secret-to-being-a-good-writer/kurt-vonnegut-on-the-importance-of-desire/)—even if the character is you and you're just writing your bio or giving a presentation how to create drama, tension, and conflict (http://newyorkwritersintensive.com/david-mamets-leaked-memo-to-his-writing-staff/) how to build a plot using the principles of story structure how to use suspense, surprise, and humor (http://newyorkwritersintensive.com/classes/writing-the-counterintuitive-story/) to hook your readers or audience how to express yourself and your personality in an honest, authentic way that will connect with your audience
"The intensive workshop was full of passion for storytelling, with a friendly homely atmosphere. Jay shared with all of us some thoughtful insights. I enjoyed it very much." —Gideon Amichay
This class is fun and interactive, balancing classroom instruction with creativity exercises to help you get inspired and start writing. The principles of storytelling are universal, and this class draws on examples not only from the great writers, but also from filmmakers like Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, and Alfred Hitchcock, writers like David Mamet (http://newyorkwritersintensive.com/the-secret-to-being-a-good-writer/david-mamet/), Kurt Vonnegut (http://newyorkwritersintensive.com/kurt-vonneguts-8-rules-for-writing/), and David Sedaris, and stories from The Moth and This American Life.
Sign up and start writing today!