SJ Murray


SJ is a story designer and EMMY-nominated and award-winning screenwriter/producer. She lives in Austin, TX, with her feisty wheaton-poo, Coco, and travels frequently to both coasts. As a professor in the Honors College at Baylor University, she teaches great texts, creative writing and story rhetoric. She earned her PhD in literature at Princeton and studied screenwriting at UCLA. SJ is the credited writer of several documentaries for PBS and a feature film for theatrical release, consults on numerous projects, and coaches authors. To book her for a consultation, workshop or other event, contact Livingston McKay, LLC. (

Three Act What?

Great Story Structure

  • Price: Free
  • Date: 2014-11-23
  • Categories: Creative, Arts, Entertainment

Whether you're a beginner screenwriter or novelist mystified by the three act structure, or even a veteran looking for a refresher, you'll find everything you need right here, from an easy to follow discussion, to hands-on video-enhanced workshop activities.

Hardwired for Story

Insanely Great Story Design and Why It Matters

  • Price: $ 3.99
  • Date: 2014-11-16
  • Categories: Creative, Entertainment, Business

This is a book about stories. It's a book about people. And it's also a book about design. Why do some stories travel across time and space? Why do some advertising campaigns succeed more than others? Why do we care so much about stories? You'll learn about how human beings are hardwired for story and why insanely great stories are the key to our future.