You’re here because you have that itch to get your ideas, characters, voices, and scenes into the written word. You may get inspiration from mundane details, or from life’s outrageous events. Either way, StoryStudio is here to teach you the craft of shaping a story—learning what to put in and what to leave out—in order to tell the most compelling version.
We are all storytellers.
Storytelling is unique to humans. We need to both TELL stories and HEAR them. Just think about getting together with friends over a meal. What do you do? You tell stories.
Science backs us up on this by showing how important stories are to our emotional and intellectual development. Jonathan Gottschall’s The Storytelling Animal is a great read on the subject.
A Home for Writers
As writers, we know the importance of stories. But we also know that finding the time, support, and space to get our stories down on paper can be daunting. StoryStudio Chicago was founded on the premise that just like any other type of artist, writers need their own space.