Short Story Workshop


Six Weeks

March 26 – April 30

Details will be sent within a day after registration.

Zoom Meetings:
7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern

Canvas Classroom for

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Brittany McMunn

Brittany is an editor with a deep passion for helping writers achieve their dreams. As a graduate student receiving her MFA in Creative Writing, Brittany saw the need novice writers had for someone to assist them in refining their works. This need is what drove Brittany to create an online writing community for MFA students aspiring for publication as well as branching out into freelance editing. Brittany has an undergraduate degree in communication, is receiving her graduate degree in creative writing as well as being a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society. 

You can find Brittany’s written works at

If want to try your hand at short story writing but just don’t know how to get started, this course is for you!  

You’ll take a walk through the entire process…preparing your mind, getting ideas on paper, and working through the editing and proofing process. You’ll learn new writing skills and techniques, and find new ways to express yourself. As you advance through this course, you’re going to learn the correct way to write a short story.  More than that, you’re going to learn the aspects of every good story as well as learn how to create your own wonderful works!


Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to write an original short story. This course will serve to develop students’ creative writing skills and display experience writing creatively in the medium of the short story.

Week One

Topic: What is a short story and how do you write one?

Text: “Violet’s Story” by Desiree Difabio

Assignment: Write a character

Week Two

Topic: Short Stories and their Key Elements

Text: “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian

Assignment: Write a setting for your character from week one

Week Three

Topic: Do Zebras have black stripes or white stripes? Short stories and their types.

Text: “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

Assignment: Pick a type of short story discussed in class and submit one for review

Week Four

Topic: Do I pants or do I plot?

Text: “Errand” by Raymond Carver

Assignment: Choose a type of short story from week three, develop a plot outline, and submit a story for review

Week Five

Topic: Writing a story is creative.  Revising a story is analytical.  Regularly critiquing the work of others is the best training for revising your own material!

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Assignment: Assign stories from last week to class for peer review

Week Six:

Discuss critiques as a group

Short Story Workshop Registration

You can register for the Short Story Workshop here, or inquire on the form below.