Fiction Writing: How to Craft the Perfect Short Story

Noah Milligan, Writer

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8 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:22
    • 2. Project Overview

      1:09
    • 3. Action

      5:17
    • 4. Background

      5:23
    • 5. Development

      5:14
    • 6. Climax

      5:39
    • 7. Ending

      2:51
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      1:02

About This Class

Ever wonder how a writer hooks you into a story and compels you to keep turning the page? Join writer Noah Milligan as he dissects a short story and explains a step-by-step guide in creating enthralling narrative arcs. This 30-minute class breaks down various elements of short story structure, provides a writing prompt to start a new story, and offers insightful tips on crafting engrossing characters and plot.

Students are able to post a new short story, engage in constructive critique with other students, and polish their projects to get them ready for publication. This class is designed for emerging writers crafting their very first short stories, more experienced writers honing their craft, and anyone who has ever had a story to share.