Crafting The Short Story
Learn Easy Steps to Mastering Short Fiction
Do you have an idea that’s not quite wide enough in scope for a novel? Have you ever dreamed of being an author but would like to begin with short stories before you tackle novels? Or maybe you’ve already penned a few short stories but met with rejection after rejection.
In this workshop, you’ll learn all about what it takes to write for this shorter form.
The common mistakes beginning short story writers make
How to research the short story market before you write your first word
How to narrow down your plot to fit the shorter form
Creating characters readers will love
How to use narration and dialogue to add sparkle to your story
How to write realistic sounding dialogue
Here’s a breakdown of each lesson
Lesson 1-What is a Short Story and Common Writing Mistakes
Lesson 2-Researching Your Market
Lesson 3-Plotting your Story
Lesson 4-Creating Lifelike Characters
Lesson 5-Point of View
Lesson 8-Setting and Research
Lesson 9-Markets for Short Stories
Lesson 10-Self-Editing and Getting Ready to Submit
Susan Palmquist is the author of over 100 books, including romance, mystery and writing instruction how tos. She also writes romances under her pen name, Vanessa Devereaux.
For the last seven years, she's been tutoring aspiring authors and teaching writing workshops through various chapters of the Romance Writers of America.
She also blogs on writing topics and is a book reviewer.