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Short Story 2

Online Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7 (5 Tuesday Afternoons)5:00pm - 8:00pm Pacific$4252 Spots Left

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You’ve learned the Short Story Basics, but how do you do you take your skills to the next level?  In this 5-week Online advanced short story workshop, Amber Sparks (The Paris Review, NY Mag, Granta) will show you how! Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious prose, and troubleshoot problematic arcs.

Amber will teach you how to transform your rough drafts into literary gold. You’ll also take your short fiction skills into overdrive and learn subtext, dialogue, POV, mood, tone and the elusive perfect ending. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to join the ranks of the 46 students who have published short stories after taking this class. Pulitzer not included.

Prerequisites: Short Story 1 five-week class, Publishing Short Stories at Writing Pad or a long Short Story class elsewhere.

How our online classes work:

Online classes can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll be able to see and hear both your teacher and your fellow students. For the best experience, we recommend attending online classes in a quiet space, and using headphones or a headset.

If you are unsure of whether your computer can handle video conferencing, please review the system requirements.


Amber Sparks

The Paris Review, Washington Post & NPR Best Book of The Year

Amber Sparks is the author of several short story collections, including May We Shed These Human Bodies, The Unfinished World and Other Stories, and I Do Not Forgive You. I Do Not Forgive You was selected by NPR and Washington Post as Best Book of the Year. Her essays, critical writing, and fiction can be found widely in print and online, in places like The Paris Review, NYMag, Granta, and Tin House. MORE