Joseph Sale is a prolific author and editor of dark fantasy, epic poetry, and occult literature, having released more than twenty books. He is also a gifted writing coach and instructor, having led three of the most popular classes in the Writers’ Mastermind, as well as his upcoming class May 2, 2023, The 3 Secrets of Story Structure.
Today, we are honored to feature Joseph’s extraordinary reading from his epic poem, Virtue’s End.
VIRTUE’S END by Joseph Sale
Virtue’s End is a spell, a magickal incantation designed to invoke and vivify that which has been lost by the modern world. This lyrical, occult fantasy-epic follows the account of Horus, a magickal sorcerer blessed with both hellish and heavenly powers, who, upon meeting the demon Melmoth, embarks on a strange quest to save the mystical realm of Ethismos, the seat of human imagination. There, Horus will meet great warriors and friends who will aid him in his battle against the coming darkness, as well as ghosts of his past, spectres of the traumas he has endured, and old enemies hellbent on vengeance.
Despite its fantastical dimensions, Virtue’s End remains Sale’s most intimate, confessional, and personal work, an autobiography of the psychic scarring and divine manifestations that catalysted the birth of a new, Christian magician.
THE 3 SECRETS OF STORY STRUCTURE Online Class
Date and time
Tue, 2 May 2023 10:00 – 11:30 EST
Discover the secrets of story-structure and upgrade your narratives.
Ever wonder why some stories succeed and others fail? While characterization, plotting, diction, and great sentences are all important, none of them hold a candle to story structure. Structure is often neglected in discussions of writing craft, but Joseph Sale is on a mission to share his knowledge with authors to help them transform their stories.
In this workshop, you will discover the five act structure, an ancient system adapted for the modern age that uses both human psychology and esoteric philosophy to work its magic. You will also discover the three key secrets to mastering this structure, and how it can benefit either an existing story you’re looking to workshop and improve, or a new project you’ve yet to undertake.
There will be a 20 minute Q&A at the end, and there will be practical exercises throughout, so make sure you have your notebook and pen ready!