100 Words or Less

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Do you read the New York Times “Tiny Love Stories” and think: I have a big, tiny love story? Can you imagine writing your life story in 100 words, or less? This workshop will focus on the exploding writing genre of micro fiction and non-fiction. Through prompts, writing samples, and in-class discussion, participants will write several fiction or creative nonfiction stories– concise, vivid stories–in 100 words or less. Writers will focus on characters, on plot, on metaphor, and ultimately, on voice in order to create micro-stories that expand writing. The workshop leader will offer to every participant a post-class critique via email to a story written in class.

About Caroline Bock

Caroline Bock's debut short story collection, Carry Her Home, was the winner of the 2018 Fiction Award from the Washington Writers' Publishing House (now also available on Audible and ITunes). She is also the author of the acclaimed young adult novels: Lie and Before My Eyes from St. Martin's Press. Educated at Syracuse University, where she studied creative writing with Raymond Carver, she also earned in 2011 an MFA in Fiction from The City College of New York. Currently, she is at work on a new novel. More about her at: www.carolinebockauthor.com.

Teaching Style: Engaging, energetic, results-oriented, offering constructive criticism to encourage the best in every writer.


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