Storyteller’s Toolbox Creative Writing Course

Keeping the Art of Storytelling Alive


you would like to learn how to tell a good story…


you have stories you would like to pass on to your children or grandchildren…


you would like to publish your stories…


you are ready to enjoy the energizing and healing components of storytelling…

This course is for YOU…

Most people have stories to tell
Everyone loves to hear a good story

Where & When?

Dates: April 2 – June 4, 2019 (10 weeks)
Time: Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 2631 Cyril Street, Abbotsford, BC
Instructor: Dr. Carrie Wachsmann

Contact information:


In this course you will:
• Learn good storytelling techniques
• Learn the basics of good writing
• Learn how to write a captivating story
• Learn about book publishing
• Learn about social media

Why is Storytelling so important?
• Good storytelling is a great way to leave a legacy
• Good storytelling is energizing & healing for the soul
• You get to share your stories with your children or grandchildren who can pass them on
• Stories are one way to pass on the nuggets of gold you’ve gleaned along life’s journey

How Much does it cost?

Cost : $250 special price – regular price $350

Note: Fragrance-free – for the health & comfort of people with sensitivities

Set the Scene and You Set the Mood

Why is the setting in your story important?


Your characters need a time and place in which to move. The setting answers the “when” and the “where” of your story, giving it a frame of reference. This adds authenticity and credibility to your storytelling.

When you “set the scene,” you “set the mood,” the atmosphere.


Spooky scene Creative Commons


Creepy and spooky

is quite different from

sunny with ocean salt-air and sandy beaches.

A setting in the country

offers vastly different opportunities and possibilities

then one in the city.


 Since October is Halloween month, let’s work on a spooky kind of setting.


Creepy crow – Creative Commons


Fatigued and fighting fear, I followed the mostly hidden pathway through the misty forest glades. Perhaps it would take me back to the familiar.

I have no idea how long I had been struggling to find my way. In the early hours of the morning, I came upon a quaint and rather strange little cottage. Relief and then apprehension washed over me. How odd. Something one might find in a Grimm’s fairy tale, I mused. It had a spooky charm about it. The faded wood and moss-filled roof gave it plenty of character, and it was surprisingly well-kept.

The warm, flickering candlelight cast an eerie glow through several stained glass windows. I stopped for a moment, transfixed by their ethereal beauty.

My skin began to tingle. The cottage was inviting in many ways, but my instincts warned me to enter with caution. – /fantasy-girl-house-land-wallpaper/

I really have no choice, I reasoned. The glow from a hanging lantern guided me to the entrance. I’m lost and cold. I’m hungry, I’m tired, not to mention, scared. At that point, I realized I was more scared of being lost than of what I might encounter behind the creepy door.” 

Carrie Wachsmann ©