The Short Story

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  • “It was so helpful doing writing prompts. I’m going to apply this when I hit roadblocks. Do I plan to continue writing short stories? Yes, I have a few ideas brewing….”

    Matt, September 26, 2021

  • “What did I learn about writing in general? Don’t imagine and edit at the same time. And that the story chooses you (I loved this).”

    Monica, September 26, 2021

  • “This workshop really helped me establish a writing process that was organized and practical. I absolutely plan to take all I learned to continue to write short stories. I found that I have a lot of stories inside me to share, and with the insight learned in this workshop, I will be able to put them out into the world.”

    Ingrid, September 26, 2021

  • “[I now have] more clarity about structure and pacing—and very specific advice on how to move forward. I plan to finish my project by the end of the year.”

    Silke, September 26, 2021

  • “[The instructor] seems to have a clear vision that there’s not just one way to write; she gives students the space to develop their own way. I felt this vision was evident in pragmatic tips and suggestions for more technical improvements.”

    Gustaaf, September 26, 2021

  • “I learned that writing can actually be enjoyable if I just stop overthinking and write! Thank you so much for a wonderful learning and sharing experience. I feel very encouraged to be patient with myself and continue writing.”

    Ashley, September 26, 2021

  • I learned how to conquer my fear of finishing a story. It was so good to get feedback on my story; I was left with the feeling that I can write.”

    Mari, September 26, 2021

  • “The workshop taught me a lot about the structural and narrative elements of short-story writing. I also learned how to carefully select every word, so that every bite of the story is full of flavor.

    I have also come to further understand the importance of writing many drafts to fine-tune your work. I plan to continue writing in all its forms. The knowledge gained on short-story writing will aid that endeavor and will translate to writing in other styles.”

    Frank, January 24, 2021