Understanding short stories on two levels, content and technique, will help participants to develop a complete story during this six week class. As examples we will analyze the format and structure of short stories by famous authors. In a supportive environment we will practice plotting, point of view, and creating a story arch including conflict, climax and resolution. Through writing exercises we will explore character development, dialogue, the theory of omission, how to “show, not tell”, and how to create tension, suspense and surprise. Participants can use the writing prompts provided, or work on their own stories. With Cornelia Feye.
Ongoing until Wednesday, February 20, 2019