Daniel Joshua Rubin Presents a Writing Workshop based on his "27 Essential Principles of Story"

In this 75-minute, family friendly, in-person class, Daniel Joshua Rubin will help you build a professional-quality outline for your story. With an informal talk suitable for writers at any level, and simple, and fun two-minute writing exercises, you'll learn principles that can be applied to novels, screenplays, short stories, personal essays, or even songs. You'll benefit from watching the film Finding Nemo prior to the workshop--Rubin will reference it as he discusses principles of story. Rubin is an energetic and entertaining speaker who peppers his talks with pop culture references and is committed to helping writers become more confident, authentic storytellers.

This is a ticketed event. The ticket fee includes a copy of Daniel’s book, 27 Essential Principles of Story, as well as all writing materials. Your copy will be waiting for you when you arrive for the workshop.  CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket!

About the Book: 27 Essential Principles of Story is a modern and actionable guide to the fundamentals of writing compelling, well-crafted, authentic stories in any medium, with lessons illustrated by novels, plays, films, music, video games, and TV, and drawing on writers from Shakespeare and Dostoevsky to Quentin Tarantino and Eminem.

The Library Journal says, "Seasoned multimedia writer Rubin (NBC, the WB) injects the traditional writing manual with an overdue fix of dash and utility... This new bible of lessons and practices for creators across media will likely appeal to readers curious about behind-the-scenes realities of those who bring to life today's most popular and intelligent entertainment."

Booklist calls 27 Essential Principles of Story "Perfect for any writer looking to ensure their stories operate and resonate at the top of their potential."

Presenter 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 (2020, Workman Publishing), 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); new media (The Motley FoolNational 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: 

Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park By Daniel Joshua Rubin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523507160
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 18th, 2020

“So often people ask me if there’s a book on story I can recommend. This is the one.