Your Book Starts Here: Learn to Storyboard Your Book - Remote!

Saturday, February 20th, 10:00am-5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ (Remote)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

Learn a simple template that many professional writers use to build strong structure for a novel, memoir, or nonfiction book in process—storyboard brainstorming. Via the storyboard, a chart of how your book might flow, you'll immediately find which holes need filling, organize your research, and strengthen weak plots and character arcs. Great for those just starting out with an idea or writers in draft or revision stage who need to firm up their story structure.

We'll build our storyboards from "islands," or snippets of writing not yet sequenced, by examining the inner and outer story balance that creates the strongest books An immersion into an organization tool that turn writers into authors and is fun and illuminating too. 

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Mary Carroll Moore
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Previous Students Say

  • "Very Well-Organized"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Generative"


  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons


  • The Novel
  • Book-Length Memoir

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