How to Write Emotionally Engaging Characters in Short Fiction with A. T. Greenblatt
- $55.00 - Helping Hands Tuition
- $75.00 - Supporting Tuition
The struggle of every short story is time. How can anyone tell a gripping, heart-wrenching story in so few words? One way is to create emotionally engaging characters—someone who will pull the reader into the story and won’t let go, even after the story ends.
In this class, we will discuss how to create these types of characters in the space of a short story. We will cover topics such as voice, empathy, and reliable narration, as well as what characters can get away with in short fiction that they could not in a novella or novel.
This class will consist of a 1.5-hour talk, with time for Q&A and one short exercise (sharing optional)
No advance reading or preparation is required.
About the Instructor:
A.T. Greenblatt is a Nebula Award winning writer and mechanical engineer. She lives in New York City where she's known to frequently subject her friends to various cooking and home brewing experiments. Her work has been nominated for a Hugo, Locus, and Sturgeon Award, has been in multiple Year's Best anthologies and has appeared in Tor.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, and Clarkesworld, as well as other fine publications. You can find her online on her Website or on Twitter at @AtGreenblatt
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