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Intro to Fiction: 10-Week Short Story Class (Online!)

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West 9th Street

Austin, TX 78703

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Dates are April 7 - June 9

*Total cost is $550; the $200 reserves your spot!*

* Sign up before March 27 for $50 off! *


The Class:

This is a course for writers of any experience level who want to...

  • Become an expert at writing a compelling plot for a story
  • Create rich, developed characters, backstory, and dialogue
  • Master the art of description, details, and showing; not telling
  • Learn to develop and trust your own writing style, voice, and narrator
  • Write
  • Write
  • Workshop each other’s work
  • Receive verbal and written feedback from myself and your classmates on your story
  • End up with a polished and reviewed complete short story or single chapter of a longer work
  • Read & learn from some of the best short stories


In this class, we will focus on learning the elements of great storytelling, first and foremost, and will do so by way of creating a short story. (Fiction - between 1,500 and 10,000 words.)

That means we’ll be focusing on creating new work during these ten weeks. If you find as you are writing that your short story is actually a chapter in a longer work, that is also acceptable – but you’ll need to let us know the greater context before we read yours.

We will spend the first five classes of the course learning various elements of storytelling, reading a short story per week on each theme, and creating the bones and details of our stories. Then, we’ll begin working on writing the stories themselves. And then we’ll workshop.

Here is a detailed breakdown of our time together:

  • 2.5 hours per week
  • 7:00 - 9:30 pm
  • Each Tuesday for 10 weeks
  • April 7 - June 9
  • Cost: $550 (Deposit of $200 due upon registration)
  • Tuition is nonrefundable
  • Maximum number of students accepted: 10


Please let me know if you are interested as soon as possible, as I will only be taking a small number of students and spaces will fill quickly!

NOTE: This class is available to anyone with access to Zoom online, no matter where in the world you are. That said, classes will be held each week from 7 - 9:30 PM, Central Time.

About Me:
I am an author, illustrator, and facilitator from here in Austin. I'm the author of seven books, including the bestselling Peter Able series. I've been writing and editing professionally for the past ten years and have been teaching classes on improv and creative writing for the past three.

More information at...
www.NatalieGrigson.com
www.facebook.com/authornataliegrigson
www.amazon.com/Natalie-Grigson/e/B00ZSNTXX4


TO REGISTER:
Please send me a message letting me know you'd like to register. You may pay your $200 deposit via Eventbrite (which includes a small processing fee), or you may choose to Venmo me or use Zelle (with no fee). Message me for those details. This amount will reserve your spot.

The remaining amount will be due by first class. Your remaining balance will depend on whether or not you sign up early.

Let me know if you have any questions! :-)


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

I had no fiction writing experience going in to Natalie Grigson’s Short Story Class. By the end of the ten weeks, I had written a short story and workshopped it with the class. Natalie offers a clear class structure, does a brilliant job of teaching storytelling basics and offers informed support and activities to encourage creative risk taking with a group. I loved this class!

Patricia T.

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Natalie is a master teacher who knows the art of storytelling. She knows how to create a sense of community, how to communicate the foundations of story, and how to warm up our creative engines. For me, the most educational part of all came near the end, when we critiqued one another's stories. We would each share our thoughts, and then Natalie would share hers. Over and over again Natalie found and clearly articulated issues I also experienced that for me never advanced from feeling to observation. I was learning how to truly see a story.

- Joe L.

******

Natalie Grigson’s creative writing class was mind-blowing! The class exposed me to a lot of helpful information and exercises, but more importantly, Natalie gave me the confidence to take my writing more seriously - and the class was fun. Thanks, Natalie!

Jeffrey E.


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