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How to Write a Short Story

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Writing a short story may seem easy, but how do you tell a complete story with compelling characters, an engaging plot, a strong sense of place and a universal theme in only a few thousand words? This workshop will teach you how short stories work, where to find inspiration, and how to turn that inspiration into the story.

 Matt Moore has been writing stories since he could clutch a #2 pencil and carve block letters into handwriting paper. His short fiction, poems and nonfiction have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. 



Age group

Adults 50-plus