ONLINE The Ultimate Close-up Magic Trick: Writing Short Stories

ONLINE The Ultimate Close-up Magic Trick: Writing Short Stories

Alex Benarzi
7-9pm MST
April 6, 2021 (8 Weeks)
Member Price: $240
Non-member Price: $320

Neil Gaiman writes that “a short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.”

In this course, we will look at how to take a reader on a journey, or break a heart or two in just a couple of thousand words. We will look at what makes a short story a short story, as opposed to a condensed novel or part of a larger whole. Looking at both published stories, and our own work, we will consider mood, character, conflict and other elements to improve our short stories.

This is a collaborative course, that will consist primarily of discussions and writing exercises. You will also be asked to submit a story (this can be a complete draft or a work-in-progress) and to provide constructive criticism to help each other improve your stories.

This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.

Alex Benarzi is a writer, editor, and educator in Calgary. He has a number of short stories published online and in print. Alex currently writes the “Start Your Story Here” blog for the AWCS.


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