Deepening Your Story
8-Week Course

Add Meaning to your Story

Do you want to write a book that discusses important ideas? Do you need to flesh out your story’s theme, setting and symbolism?

This course with award-winning author A. R. Levett helps you determine what deeper ideas you are trying to discuss by writing your story, teaching you how to convey them without coming across as preachy. You will develop your story’s theme and discover how to use symbols and setting to express it so your book offers readers a rich experience beyond  surface details.

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"It contains lots of stimulating ideas."

— Lynn Allen

Course Outline

Class 1: 26 Jul 2022

Receive an introduction to the course, discover the theme of your story & how to play it out through character oppositions.

Class 2: 2 Aug 2022

Further develop your story's theme through the way you utilise the first seven structural steps.

Class 3: 9 Aug 2022

Finalise the story's theme by developing it via the last seven structural steps.

Class 4: 16 Aug 2022

Develop symbols for your story and discover how settings are forms of symbolism in storytelling.

Class 5: 23 Aug 2022

Discover the purpose of setting in story and the meanings of multiple human-made settings.

Class 6: 30 Aug 2022

Discover the meanings behind multiple natural settings & weather & how to use them in your story.

Class 7: 6 Sept 2022

Determine the symbolic value of the tools and technology in your story.

Class 8: 13 Sept 2022

Uncover how using setting can help convey the protagonist's development during the story.

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"I most enjoyed the ideas on how the world is not just a convenient stage, but almost an actual character in the story."

— Louise Ainsworth


26 Jul - 13 Sept 2022
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm WST



Mattie Furphy House
88 Wood Street
Swanbourne, WA

$300 for full course
or $45 per class

Bookings close 17 July 2022



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"I really enjoyed the relative ease with which I was able to apply these concepts to my story."

— Steven Barra