Fiction, Short Story

  • Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: April 25, 2023
  • End Date: May 16, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Introductory, Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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The Elements of the Short Story

Whether your story is 500 or 5,000 words, the elements of fiction work a bit differently in short stories than in novels. In this class for beginning and seasoned writers alike, we'll discuss character, voice, and point of view; plot, pacing, and structure; detail and setting; and editing, revision, and titles. Each week you'll learn through discussions, assignments, readings, and prompts, working toward completing a story by the end of class.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond


Midge Raymond is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short-story collection Forgetting English. Her writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, and many other publications. Midge worked in publishing in New York before moving to Boston, where she taught communication writing at Boston University for six years. She has taught creative writing at Boston’s Grub Street Writers, Seattle’s Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink, and she is co-founder of the boutique publisher Ashland Creek Press.