Posted at Feb 8, 2017 7:21 pm
About the Class:
Beginning writers are often told to: “Write the story you want to read, not what someone else might want to see.” This class, instead, deals with catering a short story specifically to a publisher’s request for submissions. Regularly, editors and publishers list upcoming anthologies and the types of stories they’re looking to include.
The course will explore current call-outs, and students will be encouraged to write specifically for one anthology and to submit the work at the end of the course. Basic crafting of a short story, such as development, characterization, plot structure & dialogue also will be covered. Since most short stories fall within 2,500 to 5,000 words, we’ll also look at ways to making word choice count and address the editing process.
End Goal: Come prepared to write! Student should write at least one new story during the course and actually send it out for submission. We want to see some publication success with this course.
About the Presenter, Louisa Bacio:
Since selling her first short story in 2010, Louisa Bacio has gone on to publish more than 30 novels, novellas and short stories with 15 publishers (at last count!).
A Southern California native, Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms.
Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits and hermit crabs. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.
Cost: FFP Members:$20.00/Non-Members: $30.00