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Get Your Story Unstuck with the Secrets of the Story Types

  • 22 Aug 2022
  • 6:30 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom


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Are you stuck in the process of finishing your story? Do you know what type of story you’re really telling? Understanding the difference between your marketing category or genre, and the fundamental type of your story is the key to finishing your professional draft. In this one-hour presentation, suitable for any writer of fiction or memoir, you’ll discover your Story Type and the essential elements you need to make it work.

Key takeaways

  • Learn why common marketing categories or genres don’t help you structure your story.
  • Discover the essential elements all working stories share, and how they differ according to your Story Type.
  • Delve into the seven Story Types and find out which one best fits the story you are trying to tell.
  • Develop a clear path to finishing your story.


Anne Hawley

Anne Hawley is a certified developmental editor who helps new and experienced authors turn story ideas into drafts, and drafts into finished novels that will delight their readers. Her one-on-one clients include authors of historical, thriller, epic fantasy, and literary fiction. As a teacher she is the co-creator of the StoryPath course from Pages & Platforms and co-host of their Happily Ever Author Club.

She was the producer and a writer of the Story Grid Editor Roundtable podcast from 2017 to 2020, and is the author of the historical love story Restraint and the forthcoming The Footman, set in the Restraint universe.

You’ll often find her riding her Dutch bike Eleanor around Portland, and you can learn more about her editing services and her writing at .

Rachelle Ramirez

Rachelle Ramirez is a developmental editor who helps fiction and nonfiction writers structure and finish their projects. She specializes in narrative nonfiction such as self-improvement, how-to, business, memoir, and hybrids of these story forms. She is eager to assist writers with complex story structures and character arcs, especially stories intended as catalysts for social justice.

She earned a MA in psychology, MFA training in Creative Writing, editing certification, ADHD coaching certification, and has extensive experience helping new and bestselling authors. She is a co-creator of the Story Path course and numerous writing masterclasses, and is a co-host of The Happily Ever Author Club at Pages and Platforms.

Rachelle is the author of the forthcoming book, The ADHD Writer: Increase Focus, Productivity, and Confidence. Finish Your Work.

You can learn more about Rachelle and her editing services at .


The  Marketing Support group will meet at 5.30pm to discuss all aspects of book marketing. This is open to all members in good standing, so bring your questions, ideas, and winning strategies.

To join, use the same Zoom information provided for the Membership Meeting.

Invitations with the Zoom meeting information will be sent to registrants via email once registration is complete.

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