Writing the Short Story: A One Day Intensive in Dynamic Story Crafting
Date: Saturday, February 4 *In Person at LML
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (w/one-hour lunch break)
Instructor: Melanie Abrams
Believable characters. Vivid scenes. Convincing conflicts and powerful plots. A writer could spend years mastering the elements of the short story, but can we do it in a single day? We’re going to try!
In this one-day intensive workshop, we’ll dive deep into the craft of short-story writing. Together, we’ll study the anatomy of short fiction written by critically acclaimed authors, engage in story-building exercises, and get to work writing a first draft.
There will be opportunities for feedback from both your peers and the instructor, and at the end of the day, you’ll be armed with a fresh understanding of the techniques of compact storytelling and a plan for moving your draft towards a vibrant, unputdownable story.
*COVID Policies for in person classes at LML:
1. Masks are recommended but not required.
2. COVID vaccinations are required. (We are no longer asking for record of vaccination and will now operate on an honor's system.)
Melanie Abrams is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark and co-author of the forthcoming, The Joy of Cannabis: 75 Ways to Amplify Your Life with the Science and Magic of Cannabis. She is a developmental editor and photographer and teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley.