Saturday, June 14, 2014

Teaching at the S.C. Book Festival

At this year’s South Carolina Book Festival, I had the remarkable opportunity of teaching a class about writing and submitting short stories.

Since noted short story writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature last year, short fiction markets have received renewed interest and attention.

I used exercises to allow my class of thirty students to complete two (very short) stories, one just six words and the other six sentences.

They produced some amazing results. Here are pictures from the class. I mentioned a number of print and online journals, and shared my story structure and submission tracking charts.

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