6-Week Online Fiction Workshop: Craft & Magic*
Thursdays, 8:30–10 p.m. EST, Oct. 12–Nov. 16
Writing is magic, as anyone who’s ever loved a book can tell you. Writing is also work. In this course we will use readings of contemporary short stories, discussions of craft elements, and a workshop of students’ own stories to explore the fundamentals and the complexities of fiction writing. We will chase the magic while we’re learning how it’s done.
Students can expect readings and discussion of short stories by contemporary masters of the form, extensive feedback on two fiction submissions, and short prompts and exercises to get the writing engine going. By the end of our six weeks together, students will have a clearer sense of themselves as writers and of where their future work might take them.