One Story in One Sitting
In this short story intensive we'll discover the narrative techniques that provide us with stories even when we don't sit down with a short story "idea" in mind.
How does a short story work? Once I have a beginning, how will I find an end? We'll answer these questions and more as we discover why and how we can all write a short story in one sitting.
Beginning with a guided close reading of a short story and several flash fictions, we'll note the narrative ingredients at their beginnings that determine their ends. Following that, writers will apply what they've learned through a creative writing exercise that generates an original short story of their own.
All levels welcome. Ideal for beginning fiction writers and experienced writers looking for new insights into the short story form.