The Short Story

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  • “I learned writing fragments and later imagining a story seems to work better for me. I finished an imperfect story. But I finished it!

    I plan to write to discover a style of my own. I like to put words together, so that, once assembled, they sound beautiful.”

    Concetta, October 14, 2012

  • “I learned that short stories (which I’ve always avoided reading, let alone writing) have depth and can be very satisfying to write.

    I felt very satisfied finishing a first draft…I enjoyed the challenge of handing something in. The biggest revelation to me was that I didn’t have to have my whole story outlined in my head – that the story would reveal itself if I had the courage to simply write. This concept was a revelation!”

    Melissa, October 14, 2012

  • “It was an exciting weekend, full of wit … some sort of mini vacation for my hungry brain! I left the writing workshop wanting to read more, write more and continue to explore more: very inspired!”

    Ingrid, October 14, 2012

  • “I realized I could take a writing course after work, write for several hours, and still make it back to the day job and then be surrounded by writers the next evening. I was inspired.”

    Christy, May 30, 2011

  • “The workshop gave me the appropriate vocabulary…It felt good to write a story overnight—quite fluid.”

    Jennifer, May 30, 2011

  • “Totally compelling! So nice to meet and be amongst people who inspire you.”

    Trevor, May 30, 2011

  • “Since the class I have been writing mini fragments most nights in bed – with pen and paper in the old-fashioned way…it was a relief and an inspiration to be with people obsessed with writing.”

    Rebecca, May 30, 2011

  • “I learned to write fast, produce material, and work fast to get to a basic story…then rework it later.”

    Marie-Jeanne, May 30, 2011