This 8-week workshop is designed for writers who want to create their own short story collection. Through focus on story development, voice, movement and structure, constructive feedback, and in-class writing, writers will work on two short stories, with four weeks of the workshop devoted to each. We will also speak about theme, size, and overall constructing an appealing collection. Whether you already have a collection in the works or haven’t started at all, this class will help guide you.
Requirements: Come ready to work and trust the process! We will be doing a lot of in-class and outside of class writing.
Week 1: Overview of creating a short story collection; discussion on how to give and receive constructive feedback; in-class writing.
Week 2: Turn in revision before class 2. During class 2, you will receive 10 mins of one-on-one feedback from myself and will workshop with others in the class.
Week 3: HEAVY REVISING IN CLASS.
Week 4: Discuss where your story is and what it needs to be at a publishable level (if it’s not already at that stage).
Week 5 – Week 8: Repeat.
*HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* Optional Add-On: Mini-manuscript consultation for $55. For more in-depth feedback about your story written in class, these consultations are being offered in week 2 (for story 1) and week 6 (for story 2). You may opt to have one or both mini consultations. These are 30-minutes and will take place outside of class via Zoom.