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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Short Fiction Essentials Series: From Idea to Draft

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  • $130.00 Non-Member
  • $110.00 Member

Class Description

Do you have a fabulous idea for a story and maybe even a bunch of disconnected scenes and slick lines of dialogue? In this second section of the Short Fiction Essentials Series, we’ll discuss strategies for forming your amazing ideas and notes into scenes, dialogue, and exposition. Through readings of drafts of published stories and in-class writing, we’ll discover ways to find the connective tissue that will make our stories come together. Bring your story ideas or pieces of scenes (as well as a notebook/laptop) and expect to leave with a strong start on a draft. (You do not have to have taken the first section of the Short Fiction Essentials Series to take this class.)

This is part of GrubStreet's Short Fiction Essentials Series, a series dedicated to the craft and process of writing short fiction from start to finish. Classes include:

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!