Getting Started Writing Short Stories

Janell Robisch, Author. Editor. Designer.

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13 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:19
    • 2. What Is a Short Story?

      4:23
    • 3. Reasons to Write a Short Story

      4:08
    • 4. Jumping Off Points

      3:24
    • 5. Where to Find Story Ideas

      3:14
    • 6. Reasons to Outline

      2:36
    • 7. Story Structure

      7:12
    • 8. Essential Story Elements

      2:51
    • 9. Scene Structure

      1:37
    • 10. Tips for Drafting

      1:34
    • 11. Tips for Revising

      4:26
    • 12. Publishing Options

      2:23
    • 13. Wrapping Up and Resources

      0:39

About This Class

In this class for beginning and experienced writers, I cover the basics of how you can get started as a short story writer and give you an overview of the entire process from how to find ideas to what to do with your story once it is finished.

You’ll learn:

  • What a short story is and how to distinguish it from other works of fiction
  • Why you should write a short story
  • Where to get started and where to find ideas
  • How to outline your story using well-tested story structures and proven techniques
  • Tips for pounding out your first draft
  • Tips for polishing your story once it’s written
  • And finally, what to do with your story once it is finished