The Short Story

See what people are saying

  • “Thanks for the wonderful workshop, which was both inspirational and practical. I learned a lot, from how to how to get started to how to structure a short. I was also very happy to have used the freewriting method. Although I’ve tried it before, I never approached it in a systematic way: giving oneself a limited amount of time, emptying one’s mind, and letting the words flow. I found it a very efficient – and enjoyable – way to draft a short story.

    Tao, January 22, 2023

  • “I really liked the workshop! I’ll continue to develop my short story, and from now on I’m planning to write more often, since I feel more confident about overcoming any roadblocks. There is more structure to the process, and it makes more sense; I have more tools to explore my creativity.”

    Iskren, May 21, 2022

  • “The workshop was pretty intense in terms of the workload, but that’s what makes it effective!

    Before the workshop, I viewed the short story as the first step toward creating something bigger, but now I realize that the short story has value in its own. I want to explore short stories through both reading and writing.

    The workshop gave me the chance to write something from beginning to end for the first time. And I did it, so that gave me confidence that I can do it again.

    SM, May 21, 2022

  • “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