Short Story Bootcamp with Elizabeth Bernstein, Sunday, August 5
Instructor: Elizabeth Bernstein
Number of sessions: 1
Meeting time: 10 am to 4 pm, with a break for lunch
Dates: Sunday, August 5
Course fee: $155, $75 deposit required to register.
To register, contact the instructor. All deposits are nonrefundable.
Description:In one information-filled Sunday, learn everything you need to know about writing, revising and publishing your short stories. This hands-on workshop will cover various aspect of the craft, using fun in-class exercises and discussion. You’ll learn about all about character, voice, story arc, and point of view, plus how to get started, write convincing dialogue, and create believable heroes and villains. You’ll discover how to use setting to underscore your story and how to fictionalize real people and events. We’ll talk about the revision process and editing and sharing your work, as well as overcoming procrastination and living the writer’s life. Finally, we’ll talk about publishing and selling your work, including contests and the growing market for flash fiction.
Instructor Bio: Elizabeth Bernstein is a writer, editor, and writing coach. She’s the founder and editor of The Big Ugly Review (www.biguglyreview.com), an online literary magazine that showcases fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, music and short films (called “a great literary magazine” by Utne Magazine and “the fantastic Big Ugly Review” by zyzzyva editor Howard Junker). Her short stories have been published in the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine, the North Atlantic Review and other US and international literary journals. Her short story, “Alice,” won first prize in the San Francisco Bay Guardian Fiction Contest and was optioned by Sneaky Little Sister Films. www.elizabethbernstein.com, www.ebc-books.com