Story Expert • New York Times Bestselling Author • Writing Coach

Lani Diane Rich

How Story Works book coverHow Story Works book cover

How Story Works is a writing encyclopedia, a road map, and a pep talk all rolled into one—the rare ‘How To’ that feels like you’re having a fun chat with an enthusiastic expert who can’t wait to read what you’ve created. If you have a story inside of you, this book can help you get it out of there and into the world where it belongs.”

—Josh Siegal, writer and producer, 30 Rock,
The Good Place, Saved By The Bell

Story Expert • New York Times Bestselling Author • Writing Coach

Lani Diane Rich

How Story Works book coverHow Story Works book cover

How Story Works is a writing encyclopedia, a road map, and a pep talk all rolled into one—the rare ‘How To’ that feels like you’re having a fun chat with an enthusiastic expert who can’t wait to read what you’ve created. If you have a story inside of you, this book can help you get it out of there and into the world where it belongs.”

—Josh Siegal, writer and producer, 30 Rock, The Good Place, Saved By The Bell

lani diane rich
lani diane rich

How to be a happier, better writer...

consultations

Developmental edits that focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. (We’ll fix stuff, too, but strengths are my north star.)

Micro/Macro edits which are less intensive, but will still illustrate your strengths in both your short (scene-level) and long (big story beats) game.

Zoom consults where we talk about your book. I’ll answer your questions, brainstorm ideas, give you my favorite tofu recipes. Really. It’s your hour.

the year of writing magically workshop

Every year, from March to December, I lead a small cohort of 20-25 writers through the experience of starting, writing, and revising a long-form fiction project (think novels, TV series pilots, movies, graphic novels).

You’ll do more writing in one year than you ever thought possible. In the Year of Writing Magically workshop, we focus on community and wellbeing as the keys to unlocking your creativity.