The Short Story

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  • “The short story workshop was…a safe and supportive environment in which to learn concrete lessons about the nitty gritty of writing, as well as an enjoyable and charming conversation with like minded individuals who admire and aspire to express their thoughts on the page. Lisa demystified the process of writing in a clear, concise manner, providing relevant examples which all could relate to.”

    Paramjit, January 1, 1970

  • “This is an amazing workshop. I learned to first put things on paper in one go–then to start shaping and giving direction to my story. Great methodology, great teacher, great colleagues. It changed my perspective about writing, not only technically, but it also gave me more confidence to keep writing more and more.”

    Daniel, December 15, 2009

  • “The class exceeded my expectations; I didn’t think we could cover so much in the two evening sessions.

    I also liked the group very much – it was heterogeneous enough to be fun. It was an experiment for me, taking the two evening classes instead of an intensive weekend. It worked for me, especially because I had reserved time to write in between the two evenings. Evening classes have different energy, but the ‘intensity’ (in the positive sense of the word) held up.”

    Erica, December 15, 2009

  • “I have difficulties putting my thoughts in the form of a story. I learned techniques for getting my meaning across…and writing in a structured way. The workshop also helped me to set goals and write regularly.”

    Elvin, December 15, 2009

  • “I learned about structure and form, I was exposed to inspiring examples of excellence, I learned that the key to writing is letting go at the start of any creation.”

    Kim, December 15, 2009

  • “I got stuck writing my story and after taking the workshop, I had enough information on the anatomy of a short story to get started again. Plus I finished a short story overnight!”

    Claudia, November 26, 2009

  • “The workshop was intense, in a good way…I learned that I can generate good raw material in a short time.”

    Marco, September 3, 2009

  • “I learnt how to deconstruct and then structure a short story, different genres, what makes an appealing story, how to approach character creation and how to revise your own work. I left with lots of ideas and avenues to explore.”

    Jill, September 3, 2009