You were born to think in stories.
Forget the popular myths about writer’s block, “the author-genius,” publishing, or the pain of creativity; you can write better, faster incorporating fundamental story concepts into your practice: if you want to be a better writer, think the way that great writers think. There is a difference.
The Cognitive Method is unlike other workshops; in our classes you not only write new work weekly, you learn how the writer’s mind works. We offer a structured series of lessons based on cognitive neurology, evolutionary theory, and philosophy of mind that will build a solid foundation of writing skills.
All humans have story-telling minds; it comes our DNA; unfortunately, your basic talent can be distorted or even neutralized by bad training and criticism. Get back to your own story-telling basics and experience yourself as a Writer Protagonist; set aside worries about Inspiration, grammar, audience, the Hero’s Journey, three-act structure, agents, and selling the rights to the screenplay. Writing should be pleasurable and in your conscious control.
Think like a writer.
Writing workshops and narrative writing classes with Patrick McCord, Ph.D. serving all of Fairfield County.