Big news! (And a big giveaway!)

Susan DeFcraft, fiction, Story MedicineLeave a Comment

It’s taken me the better part of both 2021 and 2022, but it’s FINALLY done: Story Medicine–the course for writers who want to use their power as storytellers to support a more just and verdant world.

I’ve been an editor and book coach for over a decade now, and in this course, I’m sharing some of the most critical things I’ve learned about how to create compelling, emotionally affecting long-form fiction.

I’m also sharing some key craft techniques for diversifying your cast, and for “engaging with the issues”  without coming across as preachy or didactic–two things that I really think all of us who write fiction need to be doing right now.

The problems we face as a culture have never been bigger. And while it can be easy to feel powerless in the face of them, I believe that, as storytellers, we actually have a great deal of power.

That’s why I created this course–to help writers like you claim that power, and tell stories that will change the world. =)

Story Medicine is the very first course of its kind, and those of you who’ve been with me a while know that I launched the beta version of it last fall. The response was HUGE, and I got some amazing feedback from the first few cohorts to go through the course.

I could have left it there and called it good–but this course is such a key part of my life’s work, and so close to my heart, that instead I chose to spend to nine months perfecting and refining it.

Story Medicine 2.0 includes more videos, more nuts-and-bolts craft exercises, and more resources, on things like common racist tropes to avoid, case studies in revision, and techniques for creating invisible backstory.

It also now comes with access to the Story Medicine Community, a Facebook group where we’ll be discussing the material in the course, and exchanging homework exercises, starting Monday, June 6. You can learn more about the course, and register for the June cohort, here.

And to sweeten the deal, I’m offering Your First 50 Pages consultations FREE to four newsletter subscribers who register for Story Medicine by the end of May.

All you have to do is register for Story Medicine using the same email address you use as a subscriber to this newsletter, and then shoot me a message ( with the subject line Subscriber First 50 Giveaway. Four winners will be chosen at random.

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