Storytelling Collective is an online learning program designed for creatives like you.

We believe the future of storytelling is immersive, interactive, interdisciplinary, and inclusive.

Our courses are engaging, actionable, and affordable, tailored to creatives just starting out or venturing into something new. Are you ready to learn how to tell the stories you've always dreamed about?

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Join more than 10,000 creatives from around the globe.

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Being a successful storyteller in 2022 means being much more than "just" a writer.

You also have to be:

  • Super organized
  • Efficient with your time
  • Awesome at setting and meeting deadlines
  • Knowledgeable about grammar and writing "rules"
  • Good at research and self-learning
  • Great at networking to make those important connections
    ... just to name a few things! No pressure, right?

Our courses are designed to help you tackle every aspect of your creative life so that you can achieve those dreams that fill your head and your heart. Every creative person needs someone in their corner cheering them on. Our community can do that for you, as it has for the 10,000+ people around the world who have gone through our programs.

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Who are our courses for?

  • Independent creatives interested in developing a creative process that works for them

  • Storytellers eager to develop their knowledge of different storytelling mediums

  • Creatives seeking a supportive community for direction and accountability

  • Self-learners who want guidance and curated resources from experienced storytellers

  • Writers who are eager to dive into affordable challenges and courses to improve their skillset

#StoCo Challenges

100% FREE creative challenges to inspire and motivate you

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What's coming up in the RPG Writer Workshop? Mark your calendars!

✅ Write Your First D&D Encounter - Spring Cohort - May 2022

✅ Write Your First Adventure - Summer Cohort - July 2022

🔜 Write Your First D&D Encounter - Fall Cohort - October 2022

🔜 Write Your First Adventure - Fall Cohort - November 2022

Registration for each program will open two weeks before the program begins!

#StoCo Bookshop

Published collections of work by our global writing community

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Connect with fellow storytellers and the Storytelling Collective team!

Meet Our 2022 Creative Laureates

Storytelling Collective Creative Laureates are creatives whose work spans medium and discipline. Join us in celebrating their work all year long!

Adelina Rose Gowans

Adelina Rose Gowans (she/her) is a writer, artist, narrative designer, and student pursuing degrees in writing and animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her writing has been recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and the Poetry Society of England; as well as published in 20+ literary journals. As an artist, she specializes in illustration and background painting, with a particular interest in TV animation and games. She works for SCAD's chapter of Women In Animation, an international nonprofit focused on the amplification of women and nonbinary individuals in animation; as well as serving as an editor for Pollux Journal, a literary magazine celebrating the multilingual experience. Her TTRPG design is published and forthcoming on DM's Guild and
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Daryl Li

Daryl Li (he/they) is a writer of primarily fiction and nonfiction based in Singapore, with interests in film, music, and games. Their writing has been longlisted for the Australian Book Review Calibre Essay Prize and Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Their work has also been published in NANG, Gastronomica, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and OF ZOOS, as well as books such as the Food Republic anthology from Landmark Books. Additionally, they have been exploring and experimenting with intersections between different mediums and genres in their work. To that end, they have explored writing about games in experimental ways, including pieces published in OF ZOOS looking at tabletop games. Taking their exploration of literary boundaries further, they put together an event called SAD Tales for Sad Kids in 2019, which combined readings, games, zines, and conversation. In 2021, they also started a digital project dubbed the Hall of Uselessness, which is aimed at fostering collaboration and the exploration of different forms.

Kat Kruger

Kat Kruger (she/her) is a freelance game designer at her owner-operated company, Steampunk Unicorn Studio. Having worked for clients such as Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, and Larian Studios, her credits include: HeroQuest, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, and Divinity Original Sin the Board Game. In the TTRPG sphere she has most notably contributed to the D&D NERDS series of mini adventures collaboration, and an upcoming book called How to Be More D&D (Running Press Books). She is also the Dungeon Master on the family-friendly, actual-play podcast d20 Dames. When she’s not designing games, she’s raising a geeky toddler with her partner and their dachshund in Seattle.

Our Partners and Sponsors

We are grateful to our collaborators, who help make our programs possible!

Worldbuilding Magazine
DOTS RPG Project
Dungeon Masters Guild

Want to fund a course for a fellow creative? Donate to our Ko-Fi.

100% of these funds are put toward use as scholarships, and we deploy donated funds once a month.

Apply for a Scholarship or Nominate a Friend

Submit an application to be considered for a scholarship for one of our programs. Tell us a little bit about yourself or your friend, and what you hope to get from our programs!

Here's what StoCo alumni have to say:

Christopher Harding (@Xanethlyon)

RPG Writer Workshop Participant

Joining the RPG Writer Workshop has been the most fulfilling and welcoming experience that I've had in a long time. The connections and friends made, the knowledge gained and the confidence I have has grown. I've gone from being unpublished (and no writing projects), to 2 adventures, 3 supplements, a few collaborative projects, as well as charity bundles in just 7 months. I highly recommend joining the discord and the courses whenever possible. They've proven invaluable for getting my foot in the door and learning how to be a TTRPG writer.

TL Massey (@tlmasseywrites)

RPG Writer Workshop Participant

The RPGWW is not only a fantastic little community, it's also a powerhouse of project management for first-time TTRPG writers. Even if you're an experienced writer or illustrator, the RPGWW framework is a great new way to think about a module from start to finish. Best part about the community? You have baked in real-time access to peers and resources to make your debut into the TTRPG scene. Bonus: You'll still have them when you stick around after you publish module #1. I'm very pleased with how much I've been able to get done since I joined.

Matthew Wulf

RPG Writer Workshop Participant

The Write Your First Adventure workshop gave me the tools, motivation, and communal resources to publish my first TRPG adventure. The importance of having a defined goal every day cannot be overstated. This course will make you a better author and a better game master, guaranteed.

Michael Reid,

RPG Writer Workshop Participant

The RPG Writer Workshop is the perfect starting point for writers breaking into the tabletop industry. The structure of the course provides a strong foundation for developing each individual's method for writing TTRPG material, while the encouraging instructors and fellow students offer something even more important: community. Crafting my first adventure for the DMs Guild, "False Profits," as part of the July 2020 RPG Writer Workshop was a transformative experience for me as a new independent TTRPG writer. I can't recommend it enough!

Your storytelling adventures await!

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