Creativity Workshops Writers Workshops

He Said, She Said: How to Write Realistic Dialogue

Writing dialogue — realistic dialogue anyway — doesn’t always come easily.  Done well, dialogue advances the story and fleshes out the characters while providing a break from exposition.  It takes time to develop a good ear, but learning the simple rules and obvious pitfalls that you’ll learn in this workshop can make a huge difference.  […]

Creativity Workshops Writers Workshops Writing Process

Plotting Your Novel, Memoir, or Screenplay

Mythic structure can be found in almost every myth worldwide from ancient times to modern-day blockbusters, like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Avatar. This structure creates compelling stories and provides organization, giving you an essential tool to complete a novel, memoir, or screenplay. Students will learn about the 12 stages of the hero’s journey and […]

Creativity Life Lessons Warrior Training

Discipline is a form of Intelligence

Discipline comes from the energy of the third chakra.  It has been shown statistically that those people who are capable of delaying gratification tend to show the most intelligence and score highest on intelligence tests.  Recently in class, Advance Novel Writing at Lighthouse, a discussion came up about ballet dancers and how incredibly intelligent they […]