This is an intensive workshop in the craft of writing short fiction for individuals that have read widely and are accomplished in the elements of prose composition (mechanics, syntax, and structure). It will offer you the opportunity to further develop fiction writing techniques introduced in beginning and intermediate classes.
In this course, we will explore, in a clear step-by-step fashion, some of the techniques you need to create a successful manuscript, including story structure, plot, character, dialogue, setting, conflict, action, suspense, and even some pointers on how to get published. We will engage in workshop critique and group discussion with the aim of producing one complete and polished short story. We will also give special attention to the importance of thorough editing and meticulous revision.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
After working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Ohio, Kevin P. Keating became a professor of English and began teaching at John Carroll University, Baldwin Wallace University, and Cleveland State University. His first novel, The Natural Order of Things, was a finalist for the 2012 Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. His second novel, The Captive Condition, was launched at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.