Actors train for years to learn to create and embody full, rounded characters – finding the motivations, quirks, conflicts, gestures and points of view that truly bring imaginary people to life. Now you can learn some of the tools of the acting craft in a writer-friendly environment (no getting up on “stage!") to help you improve your writing. In this virtual workshop, author Stephanie Storey will lead you through short lectures and writing prompts. You will learn how to write better dialogue, get in touch with your characters’ emotions, develop strong points of view, and choose character details that are specific and important.
Stephanie Storey’s debut novel Oil and Marble was hailed as “tremendously entertaining” by The New York Times, has been translated into six languages, and is currently in development as a feature film by Pioneer Pictures. Storey is also the author of Raphael, Painter in Rome, which came out in April 2020 in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death.
Storey has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended a PhD program in Art History, before leaving to get an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and has studied art in Italy and been on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe.