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Writing the Short Story [Sharon Leach]

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Member Price: $67.50
General Price: $75.00

Short-story writing requires a certain skill set that involves the art of economy; that is to say, the ability to present a miniature world in as compressed a space as possible, with, unlike the novel, one single plot. Once properly mastered the short story is an excellent training ground for an aspiring novelist—appreciating the importance of each word, and helping with the complexities of multiple plots and subplots. This course will seek to examine short story construction overall: how information is conveyed, how conflicts are presented, when the climax occurs, and briefly, how the characters, dialogue, mood and style all contribute to a successful short story.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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