Conquering the Short Story with Malik Toms
Date(s): Tuesdays, October 1 - 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Lecture, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Short Stories
Cost: $149 Regular, $109 Student
About the Class
Your story is almost done. It just needs... something? The spaces between idea, draft, and done can be dark corners filled with uncertainty. Is the character's story worthy? How do you finish it without turning it into an 8,000-page omnibus? How do you know if it is good enough? These are the questions we all have from the first keystroke. This class will push you toward the answers. We will go beyond the basics of short story structure and climb towards how to separate your work from the editor’s slush pile by uncovering the secrets to your character's growth and help them to conquer their challenges.