Dressing the Skeleton: Long Form Writing for Short Form Writers
Learn and acquire tips, strategies, tools, and techniques for writing long form specifically targeted towards those who are more acquainted with short fiction (short stories, flash fiction, micro fiction, drabbles). This workshop will explore areas such as differences between long form and short form openings, character arcs, structures, and plot and subplot development, as well as how to use short fiction techniques to a writer’s advantage in long form. In short, this workshop will help guide sparse writers in their novel, novella, and novelette writing endeavours.
Date: December 16th 2023
Time: 6:00 PM Eastern
Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert
What to bring: A way to take notes.
Expectations: Audio required. Video is preferred, but not necessary.
Class Notice: After the workshop is completed, you will be provided a digital packet containing lecture materials and any pertinent resource links. This session will be recorded and potentially made available via our online store at some point. Copies of the recording will be provided to class ticket holders.
After you purchase your workshop ticket, you will receive an email and SMS notification that contains a private link to our Zoom URL. If you do not receive this link, let us know. A reminder will be sent 24 hours prior to the workshop and again 10 minutes prior to the workshop. Be sure to have firstname.lastname@example.org on your mail server's whitelist to ensure that you don't miss any communications.
Instructor Bio: Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer, a Nebula-, Locus-, Ignyte Award finalist, and an immigrant from Fujian. She is a member of HWA and SFWA. Her work can be found in F&SF, The Dark, Uncanny, among others. She is the recipient of Odyssey Workshop's 2022 Fresh Voices Scholarship and the author of Linghun and I AM AI. Find her on Twitter (@AiJiang_) and online (http://aijiang.ca).
Apex Books will provide at least two seats for our writing workshops that will be free for those in financial hardship. If you want to take our workshop but can't afford to pay the workshop fee, email Jason Sizemore (email@example.com).