Number of sessions: 1
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Date: Sunday, November 8
Course fee: $165
In one information-filled Sunday, learn everything you need to know about writing, revising, and publishing your short stories. This hands-on intensive will cover various aspects 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. 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.
Elizabeth Bernstein is a fiction writer and book and story editor. Her short stories have been published in McSweeney’s, Tin House, the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine, the North Atlantic Review, Eleven Eleven, and other journals. She has won the Bay Guardian Fiction Contest and the Katherine Manoogian prize, and was a finalist for the West Coast Live fiction contest and a two-time finalist for the Wilner award. She founded the online litmag The Big Ugly Review. The SF Weekly named her a “Best Bay Area Writer Without a Book” in its 2015 “Best of” Issue. www.biguglyreview.com. www.ebc-books.com.