Agile Writers helps beginning writers create their first-draft novel, memoir, autobiography, or screenplay. We're guided by the writings of the following great minds:
• Joseph Campbell (“The Hero With A Thousand Faces”)
• Christopher Vogler (“The Writer’s Journey”)
• Michael Hauge (“Writing Screenplays That Sell”)
• Allison & Goethals (“Heroes – What They Do & Why We Need Them”)
Agile Writers aims to go beyond just producing works in 6 months. We desire to understand and document what it takes to create a “great story.” We've created a process that we want to share with others and repeat. We want to know whether we've written will be a satisfying story for the reader.
We've studied the works of Joseph Campbell, Christopher Vogler, and Michael Hauge for years. These are people who clearly laid out what a “great story” is. Campbell identified the origins of story in mythology and archetypes that flow throw all cultures across time. Vogler distilled Campbell’s work into one volume that clearly defines the pattern of a great story. And Hauge broke the story into its component parts, laid out these stages and where they must occur to keep a reader’s interest.
We've created a process that is dynamic, malleable, and customizable for any genre of work. We turned to the concept of Agile Software Methodology for guidance. It uses collaboration to break a large project into smaller, easily-accomplished goals. From these concepts came the name for the group: Agile Writers.
We have regular meetings for novelists, screenwriters, memoirists, and autobiographers. And we have workshops, classes, and intensives to get new writers started right away.
Agile Writers Founder 2011