Writing the Short Story: Virtual Fiction Workshop in Dynamic Story Crafting FULL: Wait list only
Dates: 6 Mondays, January 3 - February 7
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Melanie Abrams
Believable characters? Vivid scenes? Convincing conflicts and powerful plots? There’s a lot to a successful short story. In this workshop, we’ll look at stories by expert story builders, discuss the nuts and bolts of the craft of the short story, and then work on crafting our own. We’ll spend our time discussing structure, character, scene, and point of view (with exercises to help you practice these skills) and then turn our focus to your short stories.
Each student will have an opportunity to workshop a complete short story and receive detailed feedback from both their peers and the instructor. Come to class with a work-in-process or spend these weeks writing your next page turner.
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.