Write an Exciting
Learn to design a substantive, dramatic, well-paced middle to your story without overwhelm. Discover how to break your story into ever-smaller sections that result in a list of what needs to be written so you don’t face writer’s block.
If there is one place where writers get stuck the most, it is the middle of their story. Often, we have an idea about the beginning and the ending, but the middle is a blur that can easily leave us feeling defeated or as though our story is losing focus.
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be as hard as you might think. When we break down our story into smaller pieces, tackling each one on its own, things fall into place more easily.
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Students have course access for 365 days. All worksheets and notes are downloadable.
This workshop includes class notes so you can follow along with the video lectures and a workbook to help you design your design the middle of your story.
What People Are Saying
“Really amazing course that can help any writer out of the rut of writing the middle of a novel. This definitely helped me think of new ways to move the plot along and to keep things pepped up and well-paced. Thank you so much Barbara for this course!”
“This course has given me some really good direction towards plotting the difficult middle of my stories. There are lots of new techniques for me to try out and I really recommend it if you struggle with knowing what to put in your middle. And Barbara, as ever, is incredibly eloquent and clear.”
“As usual, Barbara made it very simple and still complicated enough that a later writer could learn from it.”
“The “Middle Slump” of the story is always where I have difficulty between all of the setup and the payoff in act three. This was a pretty good course regarding my concerns.”
“This is a great writing course”
“Another excellent class from Ms. Vance”
“I learned a lot from this course. Thanks for offering it.”
Barbara Vance, PhD
I am a writer and instructor who has been blessed to help thousands of writers bring their stories to life.
My degrees include a B.A. in literature, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing, and a PhD in storytelling and media. Prior to launching my own company, I taught writing and storytelling at a tier-one university.
Over the past sixteen years I have developed a widely acclaimed collection of courses designed to help writers develop their stories, stay on track, and finish what they start . . . even while juggling busy careers and a family.
I am also the author of a multi-award-winning poetry collection, and my poems are licensed for use in anthologies and curricula around the world.