STORY PATHFINDER

A complete, step-by-step story navigational system to guide you as you structure, write, revise, polish & pitch your book

For fiction & memoir

Are you lost in the chaos and confusion of your book? Not sure whether you’ve gone off-track?

Writing a book is a sprawling, messy business, and it’s easy to lose your bearings. Whether you have a finished draft or a pile of ideas, notes and revisions, it’s possible to lose sight of what’s important, what can be cut, and what goes where. It’s increasingly difficult to write, make decisions, and move forward once you’ve lost all sense of what whether your book is going in the right direction, or what your story is “really” about.

An end to chaos

Wouldn’t it be great if you could feel clear and focused on what’s important in your book? See at a glance and coordinate all the necessary story elements? Know what MUST take place in each chapter, and be certain that these chapters all lead to the right place?

Barncat’s STORY PATHFINDER is a complete, step-by-step story navigational system to guide you as you structure, write, revise, polish and pitch your book. It’s an innovative combination of template-based, self-paced instruction and individualized one-on-one guidance.

You’ll be able to distill what’s important in your story, map out each chapter thematically (thus freeing yourself from the tyranny of strict, plodding chronology), and finally be able to pitch and describe your book with confidence.

Best of all, STORY PATHFINDER clarifies for you EXACTLY how to structure your entire book so that each chapter unfolds at the right pace for engaging readers and bringing home your larger themes. No more guessing about what or where to cut.

What makes Story Pathfinder Different?

Barncat’s unique, proprietary Master Story & Structure Templates give you a user-friendly, intuitive way to see the Big Picture and guide you through the phases of conceptualizing and pinning down all your major book elements, including  story and character arc, dramatic shape and structure, motivation, plot, characters, and what goes where from beginning to end. You’ll map out individual chapters within a clear dramatic framework so you can quickly see your entire book at a glance. The Templates provide a system for organizing your material and reining in the chaos by examining and building on each chapter’s theme and subtext so that your chapters link organically.

How STORY PATHFINDER is structured

First, you receive your packet of Master Story Templates and instructions, along with your Story Pathfinder Workbook. Then you’ll meet (often via Skype) for a 90-minute, personalized consultation wtih Jami Bernard to guide you through how to make the most of your materials, and begin filling them in.

A “PLUS” Option includes three 60-minute follow-up sessions where Jami will personally guide you through nailing down your story elements and chapters.

Program Options

STORY PATHFINDER PLUS,  $1475

Add to Cart

  • Complete set of Barncat Master Story Templates, Instructions, Story Pathfinder Workbook
  • 90-minute personalized consultation with Jami Bernard
  • PLUS: three 60-minute follow-up sessions with Jami for hands-on guidance in shaping your story

STORY PATHFINDER BASIC, $950

Add to Cart

  • Complete set of Barncat Master Story Templates, Instructions, Story Pathfinder Workbook
  • 90-minute personalized consultation with Jami Bernard

SPECIAL OFFER: Get Story Pathfinder PLUS and receive $500 off The Book Sherpa 12-week program

Must complete Story Pathfinder Workbook and use promo within 60 days of purchase