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We’ll begin with a discussion about the five essential elements of a short story, what makes a story meaningful and therefore publishable, and what techniques to use that’ll leave a lasting impression on the reader. We’ll then delve into how to get started, what to do if you get stuck, and examine the beginnings of many published stories. Some time-management tips will be included. As a result, you’ll begin the journey of writing a story eagerly and confidently.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Bharti Kirchner is the author of nine books—five critically acclaimed novels, four cookbooks, and hundreds of short pieces for magazines and newspapers. Her sixth novel, Goddess of Fire, a historical novel set in India in the 17th century, is due out late in 2015. Bharti has written for Food & Wine, Vegetarian Times, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, Fitness Plus, and The Seattle Times. Her essays have appeared in ten anthologies. She has won numerous awards for her writing.
Photo by Brian Weiss