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Jeff Lyons has more than 25 years' experience working as an author, screenwriter, developmental editor, and story consultant in the publishing and entertainment industries. Over the last decade, he has worked with bestselling authors, produced screenwriters and producers, and major organizations like the Producers Guild of America, Stanford University's creative writing certificate program, among others.

His first book, Anatomy of a Premise Line (Focal Press, 2015), rewrote the "rules" for how to develop a story, and his latest book, Rapid Story Development (Focal Press, 2019), introduces a brand new approach to story development using the Enneagram-Story Connection, and his newest book, The Story-Subplot Connection (Focal Press, 2023), demystifies the critical topic of subplots for novelists and screenwriters.

Jeff has more than two decades of experience speaking with groups of all sizes about the transformational process of storytelling. Jeff’s style has been described as “incredibly personable”, “engaging” and “challenging you to think differently” about the practice of telling stories.

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