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The Complete Guide to Writing Short Stories (Abridged) – with Cliff Garstang

  • 18 May 2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

It isn’t enough to know how to start a short story or how to end it. Short fiction is a complete meal that depends on all its ingredients, working together, to produce the intended results. In this seminar, we’ll discuss those ingredients and suggest ways of using them to best effect in your writing. We’ll also suggest questions you should be asking yourself as you read stories to determine what you might learn from them.

CLIFFORD GARSTANG is a novelist and short story writer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He has published two novels, The Shaman of Turtle Valley and Oliver’s Travels, as well as three short story collections: In an Uncharted Country, What the Zhang Boys Know, and House of the Ancients and Other Stories. He is the co-founder and former editor of Prime Number Magazine and the editor of the three-volume anthology series Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. A frequent teacher at writing centers and conferences, his work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including The Hopkins Review, Baltimore Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Tampa Review, Blackbird, and Gargoyle.

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