6-Week Fiction Zoom Workshop: Writing the Short Story, Starts Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
Starts Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
Class will meet weekly via Zoom on Wednesdays, 8:00PM EST - 10:00PM EST.
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Taught by Madeline Stevens, a writer based in New York City. Her novel Devotion is out now in the US, UK, France, Portugal, Germany and Mexico.
In this online class, we'll be starting with the basics of short fiction: building complex characters, intriguing wants, rich settings, and interesting obstacles. No previous workshop experience is required, but experienced writers looking to start something new from scratch are also welcome!
Together we will experiment with exercises designed to jump-start creativity and further develop our stories; analyze published works and what makes them tick; and provide positive reinforcement and helpful critical feedback for our peers.
Each writer will have the opportunity to submit their work twice during the six-week course. Everyone will also have the opportunity for individual Zoom conferences with the instructor. Writers will leave the course with two completed works and a concrete grasp on the mechanics of short fiction.
- Discover and develop the basic building blocks of short fiction.
- Experiment with new techniques to stretch creative skills and voice.
- Receive peer and instructor feedback on two short works
- Week 1: Character, desire and obstacle
- Week 2: Setting
- Week 3: Writing from emotion
- Week 4: Form and structure
- Week 5: Climaxes and endings
- Week 6: Revision
Class starts on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023, via Zoom 8PM ET - 10PM ET / 5PM PT - 7PM PT
If you have questions, please use the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.
Instructor Madeline Stevens is a writer based in New York City. Her novel Devotion is out now in the US, UK, France, Portugal, Germany and Mexico. Stevens holds an MFA from Columbia University and her stories and essays have been published in The Guardian, CrimeReads, Joyland Magazine, and more. She also works as a developmental editor.