Short Fiction: From Conception to Publication

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Short Fiction: From Conception to Publication


In Short Fiction: From Conception to Publication, award-winning author Mathieu Cailler will examine how a story comes to be and how to see this process all the way through. 

All writers are familiar with that quick strike of an idea that arrives in strange ways—from quiet moments while driving or a late-night walk with the dog—but what then? How does one take an idea and flesh it out into a story? And after a story is written, revised, and ultimately completed, then what to do? How does one find a suitable market? How does one submit a story and get it published? 

Cailler will address the essential elements of short fiction that separate it from other genres, and he will speak to how practicing the short form can grow one's ability to attempt and conquer longer, novel-like work. In addition, he will show participants the best resources for finding suitable publishers and how short fiction can allow a writer to publish frequently and bolster his or her writing credentials. 

Writers will leave this workshop with a renewed sense of passion, purpose, and direction. This workshop is designed for writers of all levels and backgrounds. 

When: Friday, October 27th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Saturday, October 28th, 9:30am-3:30pm (Lunch break at noon)

Sunday, October 29th, 9:30am-3:30pm (Lunch break at noon)

Where: The Wallace House, 756 16th St, Des Moines, IA 50314

Cost: $265 ($235 early bird price through September 1st)

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