Daring the Thresholds of Story with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

Craft Daring the Thresholds of Story with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

New this year at SavvyAuthors!
  1. New!!
Basic and Premium Members Prices
Premium Members $30 & Basic Members $40

Register by October 23rd and save $5, use code DARINGSCARDAMALIA2023 at checkout!
  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
$5 off Early Registration Coupon-expires 1 week before class starts
Class Length
4 Weeks
A threshold is any point of entering. The line between here and there. Also called limen, it is any point or line or place between what is and what will be, or between what was and what is now, often that defining moment of no return. Thresholds are important in the structure of story and are also seen in characters and locations.

In romance, the common threshold is the groom carrying the bride (or groom) across the threshold signifying a new life together as a couple. But there are many other thresholds of time, place and character in story.

In this workshop, we’ll look:
  • at the role of thresholds,
  • threshold tropes,
  • the types of thresholds in myth, fairy tale, and contemporary story and films,
  • threshold guardians and helpers.
Class Format
Savvy Authors' workshops are held on a forum: a bulletin board based system. You will receive a reminder notice one day prior to the start of the workshop that includes instructions on how to access the workshop forum. If you have not received instructions by the day the workshop begins, please check your spam filter.

The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Paula Chaffee Scardamalia
Start date
Oct 30, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Nov 27, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Nov 2, 2023 at 12:50 AM
4.33 star(s) 3 ratings