“Short Story Magic” Workshop

SHORT STORY MAGIC
NOVEMBER 1-30, 2018

The short story is a perennial favorite with readers. But how to do you take an idea for a short story and develop it into something that’s complete, satisfying, and makes your readers feel like they’ve truly experienced another world? It can feel magical when it’s done, but there’s actually nothing mysterious about writing one.

With exercises in characterization, dialogue, setting, and scene building you’ll move from an idea to a completed draft. The goal of these weekly lessons and writing exercises is producing a short story you can be proud of. I’ll work with each participant individually via email. You’ll send me your writing as a Microsoft Word file attached to your email which I will edit and comment on, and return to you. Before the workshop begins, we’ll speak on the phone about your goals for the workshop.

My writing career started with a prize-winning short story that was published in Redbook Magazine whose audience was 4.5 million readers at the time, and I’ve always had a special fondness for this genre. I’ve published dozens of stories and many have been chosen for anthologies in the U.S. and Britain, with my first solo collection of short stories winning a prize.

“Short Story Magic” runs from November 1-30, 2018 and enrollment is limited. To enroll you need to register and pay the workshop fee of $250. Fees are not refundable, but you can apply them to a future workshop if you find you’re unable to participate after registering.

Please note: You must be 18 or over to register for this workshop.

Register for “Short Story Magic” by filling out the form below, and then paying the workshop fee on the following page.