Michael Burns © 2017

Let's start with an evaluation of your idea, outline, or manuscript. After that, let's work together to make your dream a reality. In ten hours together we'll transform your work from good to great-- and in the world of storytelling that small difference is everything.

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10 HOURS TO TRANSFORM YOUR WORK
IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

I regularly conduct writing workshops in major cities in the US. Many of my classes are designed for writers of all levels though I sometimes conduct masterclasses on specific story skills. I also do trainings and consultations for companies on brand and corporate storytelling. Find out why to move forward in your storytelling you often have to move back. What drives a story? What's the engine? And why does this matter? We tackle it all.

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CHARACTER DESIGN PDF

Creating great characters is not only important, but it might in fact be the thing that makes or breaks your story. The universal factors that define unforgettable characters applies to fiction and non-fiction alike. Learn how to identify, shape, and come up with full, 3-D characters that aren't carried along a narrative's path but instead drive an entire story forward. A brand new way of looking at characters is a click away.

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CORE STORY CONCEPTS PDF

We know storytelling in our bones, but for many reasons we've forgotten the skill set that we're born with. And often times we build a story with weak or inadequate structure or foundation. I've distilled down the four most common mistakes that even experienced writers make in their story design whether it be a full manuscript, short story, narrative non-fiction, or any other format. Not only will you learn what these four common writing quagmires are, but how to avoid them and keep your ignition on and your creativity flowing.

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10 WEEK BOOT CAMP - COMING SOON

The 10-Week Boot Camp is a program that provides structure and guidance as we work together to finish your novel's manuscript. Each week we will look at different aspect of your story's design, methodically and efficiently building it piece by piece until you're done. Books are not written overnight, and they're not written all at once. It's a construction job. You're the project manager and I'm the consultant. 

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