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Write a Short Story, Suddenly Hot

We’ll begin with a discussion about the five essential elements of a short story, what makes a story meaningful and therefore publishable, and what techniques to use that’ll leave a lasting impression on the reader. We’ll then delve into how to get started, what to do if you get stuck, and examine the beginnings of many published stories. Some time-management tips will be included. As a result, you’ll begin the journey of writing a story eagerly and confidently.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Bharti Kirchner

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 03/29/2014

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Bharti Kirchner

Bharti Kirchner is the author of nine books—five critically acclaimed novels, four cookbooks, and hundreds of short pieces for magazines and newspapers. Her sixth novel, Goddess of Fire, a historical novel set in India in the 17th century, is due out late in 2015. Bharti has written for Food & Wine, Vegetarian Times, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, Fitness Plus, and The Seattle Times. Her essays have appeared in ten anthologies. She has won numerous awards for her writing.

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