100 Word Story Writing Workshop for Teens!
When: On Zoom, May 21st and 28th from 4:00-5:00 pm PST
Where: Your living room
Do you have a teen fiction writer?
I will be teaching a two-session Zoom class for teens on writing the 100 Word Story form.
Each day we will cover the fiction essentials for writing a 100 Word Story: character, POV, setting, arc, specific detail, conflict, etc. but we will also look at how a 100 Word Story uses its brevity to create its tension and structure. The skills learned in the class will also help support any longer works of fiction your teen writer is currently exploring.
After the two classes, your teen can send me his or her 100 Word story and I will provide notes to them on how to revise and polish it.
The class is limited to 15 students.
If you’re new to the 100 Word Story form, check out 100wordstory.org for examples.
Also, here’s one I wrote (inspired by Jim Harrison’s poem “The Bridge”):
For decades, they just called her The Book Lady. No one knew her actual name. Her whole house, it seemed, made of books. They blocked the windows, spilled onto her porch. All genres. Then, one periwinkle evening, they watched her building something. It started small, just some classics. Dozens of different editions of Little Women. A bridge into the sky. Each day, she built it: mysteries, dystopias, romance, fantasy, spy thrillers. The YA made for a spill of candy-color into the night. For weeks, she stacked and stacked, her windows reappearing, her porch clean.
Then she walked into the sky.