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Welcome to the Narrative First Workshop: a hub for enhancing your storytelling skills. We recognize that every writer has a unique writing style and creative process. Our options are specifically designed to meet your individual needs, whether you prefer independent development or thrive in a group environment. Join us to advance your narrative abilities in a way that suits you best.

AI-Powered Storytelling Essentials
This three-week journey, featuring one session per week, is ideal for independent writers eager to explore the basics of AI-assisted storytelling. It's a fantastic starting point for those wanting to get a jump start on the future of writing.

enroll for $450(one-time only fee)

  • Hundreds and hundreds of hours of pre-recorded screencasts
  • One FREE year of Subtxt (Subtxt, $250 value)
  • The Secret Structure of Episodic Television series
  • Monthly Deep Narrative Theory workshops
Advanced AI-Powered Storytelling
This comprehensive 6-week workshop is designed for those who want it all: including advanced tools and techniques. Engage in twice-weekly, two-hour sessions that take you from story idea to detailed narrative blueprint.

enroll for $1250(one-time only fee)

  • Hundreds and hundreds of hours of pre-recorded screencasts
  • One FREE year of Subtxt Pro ($450 value)
  • Step-by-step program from story idea to detailed treatment
  • Access to recordings of every prior Advanced Workshop
  • The Secret Structure of Episodic Television series
  • Monthly Deep Narrative Theory workshops

Both options are a one-time investment for a lifetime of storytelling development. Join us in the Narrative First Workshop and let's bring your storytelling aspirations to fruition.

Note that payment plans are available to ensure flexibility and accessibility for all our users. Details can be found on the individual enrollment pages.

Discounts available to current Subtxt subscribers. Please visit Workshops in the Story Central section of the app for more details.

Please note that joining a Workshop gives you access to the pre-recorded material indefinitely, even if you decide to put your subscription to Subtxt on hold.


  1. Pre-recorded Screencasts: This comprehensive resource includes hundreds of hours of pre-recorded screencasts. These screencasts cover a wide range of topics and techniques in storytelling, offering deep insights into the art and craft of narrative construction. They are an invaluable tool for writers looking to explore different aspects of storytelling at their own pace and schedule.

    Check out the entire list here: Workshop Recordings

  2. Subtxt ($250 Value) A Subtxt subscription is your gateway to enhanced storytelling, leveraging the power of GPT-3.5. This innovative platform provides insightful suggestions and narrative frameworks that resonate with audiences. With a year's access, you'll have the tools to craft compelling stories, drawing upon advanced AI algorithms to refine and elevate your narrative skills.

  3. The Secret Structure of Episodic Television: This part of the workshop delves into the unique narrative structure of episodic television series. It reveals the underlying frameworks that make episodic content compelling and successful. Focusing on the first season of HBO's Succession, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to craft engaging story arcs and character developments that resonate across multiple episodes.

  4. Monthly Deep Narrative Theory Workshops: These are regular, interactive sessions held each month, providing an opportunity for live learning and discussion. In these workshops, various storytelling topics are explored in-depth, with opportunities for Q&A and direct feedback. In addition, attendees are encouraged to develop their skills by engaging in assignments based on the lessons learned (with ongoing feedback in the discussion forums). They are ideal for keeping up with the latest trends and techniques in storytelling.

Advanced AI-Powered Storytelling Extras

In addition to offering everything you'll find in the Essentials Workshop, the Advanced AI Workshop adds in some bonus features:

  1. Subtxt Pro ($450 Value) Subtxt Pro is the pinnacle of AI-assisted storytelling, utilizing the cutting-edge GPT-4 model. This premium offering gives you an unprecedented level of narrative insight and sophistication, enabling deeper character development and more intricate plot structures. A year's subscription to Subtxt Pro means access to the most advanced storytelling tools available, ensuring your narratives are not just engaging but truly groundbreaking.

  2. Step-by-Step Program from Story Idea to Detailed Treatment: The Cohort Workshop is structured as a step-by-step program that guides you from the initial conception of a story idea to the creation of a detailed treatment. This comprehensive approach ensures that you develop a strong foundation in narrative structure, character development, and plot progression. By the end of the workshop, you will have transformed your initial concept into a well-structured and fleshed-out treatment, ready for the next stages of your writing process.

Essentials Schedule

The AI-Powered Storytelling Essentials course is scheduled for the first three weeks of every even-numbered month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec). These sessions take place every Monday at 12pm Pacific Time. Each workshop is designed to be engaging and comprehensive, running for approximately 1.5 hours.

Rest assured, all sessions are recorded, so you won't miss a beat even if you can't attend live.

Advanced AI-Powered Storytelling Schedule

The Advanced AI-Powered Storytelling Workshop runs throughout the calendar year, providing a structured and intensive learning experience. The sessions are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12pm Pacific, typically lasting between 1.5 to 2 hours each.

Here are the scheduled dates for the 2024 workshops:

  • Jan 16 to Feb 24
  • Mar 5 to Apr 13
  • Jun 11 to Jul 20
  • Aug 13 to Sep 21

All workshops are recorded, ensuring you have access to every insightful moment, regardless of your availability for the live sessions.

Infinite Workshops

For those who have completed the Advanced AI-Powered Storytelling Workshop and wish to further their learning, we offer the Infinite Workshops program. This unique opportunity allows you to re-engage with the Workshop experience you purchased on an ongoing and repeat basis.

Many find their second workshop their favorite and most productive.

For a one-time fee of $650, you gain the privilege to enroll in any future Advanced AI-Powered Storytelling Workshop, indefinitely. This means you can join as many future workshops as you like, providing continuous opportunities to refine your skills, stay updated with new content, maintain your momentum in storytelling.

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