Presentations and Workshops

Writing Short Stories

“Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams.”

            Neil Gaiman

What does it take to write a short story? And what do you do with it when you’re done? We’ll talk about both of those questions, as well as read three short stories and use them for inspiration. There will be writing exercises, so bring your writing implement of choice and join me for a fun workshop!

This lively and interactive workshop is perfect for 1.5 – 2 hour long workshops.

Creating Non-Human Characters

Non-human characters can bring a depth to your story not achievable with human characters. By exploring four elements—point of view, intelligence, behavior, and The Wilding—you can follow in the footsteps of Jack London, E.B. Webb, and Arthur C. Clarke to create unforgettable non-human characters that readers love.

Using lecture, class interaction, and writing exercises (with flashcards!), this lively presentation is fun for writers of all experience levels and genres.