About Deep Story Design & April Bosshard


Deep Story Design grew out of my desire to create workshops and coaching programs that put equal emphasis on the quality of the writing, the effectiveness of the story, and the personal journey of the individual writer. In my experience, most writers are dedicated to making their stories the best they can be, creating work that captures audiences, and being true to themselves as creators.

As a writer myself, I know what it’s like to struggle with plot, worry about characters, and get mired in theme. With my background in film and television, I bring a solid knowledge of screenwriting structure principles to my writing, teaching, and coaching.

One hundred plus years of moviemaking and viewing have strongly influenced modern storytelling by impacting the way we read and interpret stories. Cinematic writing principles are based on distilled versions of playwriting, traditional novel construction, and Aristotle’s classic, Poetics, and they’ve evolved naturally over time into a contemporary storytelling language to which we all innately respond. Writers can harness these principles to make their stories more powerful, satisfying, and meaningful for their audiences, and for themselves.

I believe that an understanding of the principles of story structure and the stages of character development, when balanced with a writer’s authentic voice and deepest values, gives rise to compelling stories that have both depth and resonance.

I work with writers who want to improve their writing skills through understanding and mastering powerful storytelling principles. My workshops and coaching programs are designed to inform and inspire writers to tell the stories they care about with greater confidence and clarity.

About April Bosshard


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