STORYQUEST, the Writer, the Hero, the Journey is an extensive, interactive class in a workbook format to invite writers into the twelve critical stages of storytelling through deep writing exercises and examples out of literature.
Stories are as old as cave drawings and as new as a story inside of you burning to find the page. Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler have written extensively about the Hero’s Journey and the critical stages of storytelling to make a story come alive.
All of story – the Big Event, the Obstacles and hitting Rock Bottom that leads to the long journey home to self – all of those stages matter, including the angels and mentors we meet along the way.
For writers working on memoir, fiction or poetry, Laura offers us wisdom and guidance, followed by heart-opening writing prompts meant to be completed in short, timed writing bursts.
STORYquest is a powerful and inspiring exploration into your unique story, leading you to create with the essential wisdom of a Hero.
Laura is a master at inspiring writers to realize their greatest potential. Her new workbook STORYquest, Make Your Story a Hero’s Journey is a compilation of her knowledge and skill as both writer and teacher. It is a brilliant guide to make your poem, prose, short story or book come alive. While I have the privilege of developing my writing skills in Laura’s intimate creative writing workshops, STORYquest is now my guide to help me go deeper into my poetry and stories. Designed it to meet the needs of both advanced and beginning writers, it contains the heart and soul of her invaluable knowledge.
You will love her Hero’s Journey approach which is wonderfully presented in her new “Course in a Workbook”......STORYquest. It is the least expensive writing course and tool ever, and a bargain at any price. Don’t miss out on this essential tool for the emerging writer. And her immersive approach is catalytic....you will find yourself writing, and craving writing more and more. In fact, Why aren’t you writing now?
STORYquest offers writers a workbook to help create compelling stories following the Hero’s Journey without tripping over theory. Anyone who dives into the workbook will never complain of writer’s block again. Lentz takes you on a magical mystery tour, opens the door so your best stories can come through and creates new meaning for the word Practice. A contemporary answer for morning pages.
Learning is essential to our growth as writers. Textbooks focus so much on theory, it’s almost impossible to put into creative practice. Books on theory don’t help us understand how it applies to your story, and how to put the writing practice first.
The STORYquest workbook summarizes each stage of the the journey in a few pages, in a way writers can easily understand and absorb. A summary based on my years of teaching, the summaries are accessible and lead us into the practice.
I inspire writers by suggested pages out of best selling books I have carefully chosen for you to refer to throughout the WORKbook, so you can be inspired by small sections out of literature before you apply this stage to your own story.
Further literary inspiration is in the form of poetry that speaks to each phase of the Journey as further inspiration – poetry I have gathered over the years from my favorite poets, including:
Once you are inspired, I invite you to write through timed writing exercises that creatively open you to explore and draw out your story.
By following this practice, your story will be created, and you will be certain you have not missed a stage that could lead to an exciting, page turning story to inspire others.
For many years I have taught writing workshops and been a developmental editor. I have also studied Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler extensively.
And what I have learned and taught to hundreds of students in my 12-week writing workshop is this: The whole of the Journey matters – and it doesn’t just apply to movies, but is essential in literature also.
There isn’t an exact formula to storytelling, and not every story is the same. But there are important stages to consider when creating your story that will make it unfold in a way that captures the reader.
Creatively exploring these stages will help you reach your goal of creating a story in a way that will help you explore all the stages of compelling storytelling.
An internationally respected author, creative coach and writing teacher, Laura Lentz has been teaching themed writing workshops for over ten years for writers, authors and business owners. Her popular twelve-week workshop, Story Quest, the Writer, the Hero, the Journey was inspired by her ten years of teaching and developmental editing. Laura is the co-founder of LITerati Academy and the STORY Quest community. Through STORYquest, Laura distills the Journey of the storyteller to guide us to bring our own transformative stories to life on the page.
Laura works directly with publishers, authors and agents who often makes guest appearances in her workshops on behalf of her students.
Laura Lentz’s popular and intensive 12 week writing WORKshop is now available as 12 self-paced STORYlabs for you to experience first-hand how the Hero’s Journey will make YOUR STORY even more compelling and remarkable.
Pre-Order your STORYquest WORKbook now and be one of the first get started on making these tools work for you.
Every STORYlab includes:
• CONCISE Educational Summaries
• LITERARY Examples for Each Stage
• CREATE YOUR STORY exercises (68 total)