The Elements of the Short Story

with Midge Raymond

Genres: Fiction, Short Story

Online

Introductory, Intermediate

4 Sessions

Start Date: April 25, 2023
End Date: May 16, 2023
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

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

she/her

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.

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