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Introduction to the Story

What is a story, really? How do you create something satisfying at short lengths? We'll cover practical steps toward corralling your ideas into a complete concept with beginning, middle, and end, and what to do with it once you've written it! From idea to sweet, sweet cash.

Instructor: Marie Vibbert has sold over 80 short stories to magazines like NatureAmazing Stories, and Analog.  Her work has been translated into French, Chinese and Vietnamese. Her debut novel, Galactic Hellcats, was on the long list of best novels for the British Science Fiction Association for 2021, and her second novel comes out September 2022!  By day she is a computer programmer. Class issues come up often in her work. She grew up below the poverty line.

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Details: Introduction to the Story takes place Tuesdays January 10, January 17, January 24, and January 31 from 6-8pm online via Zoom.


Prerequisite: None

Genre: Fiction

Level: Emerging

Format: Craft workshop with generative writing outside of class.


Location: This class takes place online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with an intermediate level fiction course.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 1.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email info@litcleveland.org.
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