10 Essential Principles of Story with Daniel Joshua Rubin

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In this two-hour virtual workshop, Daniel Joshua Rubin will discuss the principles of successful storytelling to help you craft authentic stories that connect deeply with readers. When you master the fundamentals, you become a more confident storyteller, have more fun writing, and find the process more rewarding. Throughout the workshop, you will practice executing the principles by outlining a story for any medium. The purpose of the exercises is to help you think through your story like a professional writer, but this course is suitable for writers at any level of experience, and the principles can be applied to novels, screenplays, short stories, personal essays, or even songs. Enrollment is limited to fourteen students.

Please watch the film Finding Nemo before the workshop.

Workshop fee: $55

This includes a signed copy of Daniel Joshua Rubin’s book, 27 Essential Principles of Story, which you can pick up in the store at or before the workshop.


Daniel Joshua Rubin is a multimedia writer and story scholar who provides consulting and education to storytellers in all media. His critically acclaimed book, 27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park, has won endorsements from actor, Paul Giamatti, Tony and Pulitzer Award-winner, Tracy Letts and has been hailed as “The new bible of lessons and practices for creators” by Library Journal. He has taught dramatic writing at Loyola University in Chicago, and at the University of California, San Diego, and has written for television (NBC, the WB); news media (The Motley Fool, National Lampoon); and theater (with plays produced at Steppenwolf in Chicago, off-Broadway in NYC, and on the West End of London). Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rubin lives in Evanston after a decade in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama, where he graduated with honors.



Event date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Evanston, IL 60201
27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park By Daniel Joshua Rubin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523507160
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 18th, 2020