Fiction Writing: How to Craft the Perfect Short Story | Noah Milligan | Skillshare

Fiction Writing: How to Craft the Perfect Short Story

Noah Milligan, Writer

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8 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

      1:22
    • Project Overview

      1:09
    • Action

      5:17
    • Background

      5:23
    • Development

      5:14
    • Climax

      5:39
    • Ending

      2:51
    • 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.

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Noah Milligan

Writer

Shortlisted for the 2015 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, Noah Milligan's debut novel, An Elegant Theory, is forthcoming from Central Avenue Publishing in the fall of 2016. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Central Oklahoma, and his short fiction has recently appeared in Rathalla Review, MAKE Literary Magazine, Storyscape Literary Journal, Empty Sink Publishing, Santa Clara Review, Glint, and elsewhere. Connect with him at www.noahmilligan.com and @MilliganNoah

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