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Writers Workshops

Fiction Online – Jumpstarting Your Stories 2020-307

Course #2020-307
Tuesdays Starting October 6 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks skipping Tuesday, November 3
Cost: $240 Instructor: Katie Edkins Milligan
This workshop is full

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.

Have you always been interested in writing fiction but don’t know where to start? Are you coming back to fiction writing for the first time in a while and looking for a refresher? This is a six-week, introductory online workshop for anyone interested in jumpstarting their fiction writing and getting the stories in their head onto the page. Each week, we’ll focus on a different, practical aspect of fiction writing—shaping a scene, evoking a setting, establishing character, nailing dialogue, approaches to revision and more. We’ll explore each topic through interactive craft discussions, writing prompts and readings of published short stories by authors like ZZ Packer, Karen Russell, George Saunders, Lauren Groff, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, and Jennifer Egan. All participants will have one of their own short stories workshopped by the group, receiving feedback from the instructor and their fellow writers about their writing strengths and how to build on them. At the end of the course, you will have at least one full story draft, a better sense of your voice and style, the beginnings of other new story ideas, and a toolkit of fiction fundamentals to support your writing moving forward. 

About the instructor

Katie Edkins Milligan is a fiction writer, editor and teacher living and working in Texas. Her work is forthcoming in Fiction Magazine and has received support from the GrubStreet Short Story Incubator Program, the Aspen Summer Words Workshop and the Southampton Writers Conference. She is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction at the University of Houston, an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellow, Fiction Editor at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art, and a University of Houston Creative Writing Program Intern at Inprint.

Please note that online workshops are nonrefundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings click here