Crafting the Short Story

Writing a novel can seem like (and often is!) a daunting endeavor, yet writing a short story requires all the same fundamentals: a coherent point of view, well-developed characters, a plot that drives the action, and a setting that accentuates it all. This course will offer an introduction to the basic building blocks of the short narrative. We will closely read some classics of the form, both old and recent, while we develop an understanding of specific craft elements with prompts and exercises. As the course continues, we will learn how to offer and receive constructive critiques and thoughtful feedback on a full-length story draft. By the end of the course, students will have a story draft in hand, many ideas for future stories, and a toolkit of craft techniques for a variety of writing projects. This class will be held online, via zoom. 

Laurie Dove, Author, Editor and Writing Coach

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Available Sessions