Story Beats: Your Story's Heartbeat

Here’s the good news: Anyone can become a better storyteller. One tried-and-true way to learn is to decompose and analyze your favorite works (books, movies, etc.) like a surgeon until you see the inherent patterns that makes all stories flow. These internal patterns are Story Beats—and they are in fact the heartbeat of a story. Story beats are the events, the decisions, or discoveries that alter the way our protagonist pursues her goal. This session will help you understand the core beats that all great stories share and begin your evolution as a better storyteller.