The Art of Crafting Stories
Time: 7-9pm (Wednesdays)
Dates: February 3, 10, 17 , 24 | March 10, 17, 24 & 31
Location: Online (virtual)
Price: $65.00 (CAD)
Course Description: In “The Long And Short Of It: The Art Of Crafting Short Stories,” we explore the sometimes complicated steps of crafting short fiction. We’ll look at world and character building, action and dialogue, motivation, choosing an impactful title, and even self-editing. This course covers everything you need to know about building a short story and navigating your newly honed craft. Upon completion of this course students will have an edited short story and a polished query letter, as well as the skills necessary to continue working on their short fiction.
About the Instructor: Caitlin is an author and professional editor living and working in Montreal. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing, is a member of both the Horror Writers Association and the Quebec Writers’ Federation, and spends most of her time writing horror and experimental fiction. She’s been published for journalism, poetry, as well as creative non-fiction, and has spoken about horror literature at several Canadian conventions. Her workshop “Bikinis, Brains, and Boogeymen: How To Write Realistic Women In Horror,” was acclaimed by Yell Magazine, and her first co-authored collection, Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror, was released in June of 2017. If she’s not covered in ink or wading through stacks of paper, you can find her ranting about issues in pop culture or nerding out over a good book.
- Computer, laptop or tablet
- Notebook + Pen or Pencil