October 15, 2023 Meeting – The Craft of the Short Story

Our October 15, 2023 monthly meeting will start at 1:00 P.M. with a workshop titled “The Craft of the Short Story,” presented by best-selling author Anthea Sharp, which will be followed by our monthly business and social meeting. Not a NERW member but want to attend the workshop? Join NERW now and receive access to our monthly workshops, private email forum, and Facebook group!

Workshop Description: The ability to write short fiction is an important part of an author’s toolkit. Short stories are perfect for newsletter magnets and bonus material to treat our readers. We can sell our short fiction into traditional markets, or band together with other authors for a cross-promo anthology or collection. But how does a short story work? How does a writer go about crafting a compelling piece of short fiction? What’s the difference between a short story and a novella? The great news is that you already have all the tools you need! We’ll explore how to shift your mindset into writing shorter pieces and you’ll come away with the confidence to start crafting shorter works of your own.

Bio: Anthea Sharp is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of the Feyland series. Her short fiction has sold to anthologies from DAW Books, Fiction River magazine, and numerous other publications. Anthea also writes historical romance under the RITA-nominated pen name Anthea Lawson. Those short stories have appeared in the Mammoth Book of Regency Romance and Heart’s Kiss magazine, among others. Anthea is an enthusiastic and articulate instructor who is excited to share her tips for crafting solid and entertaining short fiction.

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