Meet with a published short story author M & W 12:00-12:45 for ?? weeks
-explore point of view, structure, tension, character development, and more through examples from published fiction (John Green, Suzanne Collins, Rainbow Rowell, Ray Bradbury, Elizabeth Acevedo, Louis Sachar, Holly Black, Gary Schmidt, Jason Reynolds, and others)
-before each meeting, you’ll prepare by reading an assigned 2-5 page passage, short story or article focused on that week’s element of fiction
-during each meeting, we’ll discuss what we’ve read, we’ll read some more examples together, then practice what we’ve learned with a writing exercise that won’t be more than a page long. When we have time for you to read your work to the group, you can volunteer to read. Then you’ll submit your exercise.
-You’ll get relatively in-depth comments from me on your exercises
-After we’ve had a few meetings, those who are interested in writing 3-10 page short stories may submit stories for critique, & possibly for use as examples of good writing for future exercises