Writing Short Stories

Instructor: Larry Sweazy
D
ate: Saturday, June 8
Time:  1-4 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

On the surface short stories seem less challenging to write than novels, but that is far from the truth. Short stories demand brevity and deep character development in a small space. Plots are less complex, and are anchored on one theme or emotion, requiring focused restraint from the writer. In this class, we’ll discuss what a short story is and what it is not. In hands-on exercises, we’ll discover, plot, character, and emotions for your next short story. We’ll also tackle formatting, submitting, and look at the current state of paying and nonpaying short story markets. Come prepared to write.


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