Writing Short Stories

Learn the art of writing short stories in this five-week workshop with Sarina Dorie.

5 Tuesdays
October 4, 11, 18, 24, & November 1

6-8 PM Pacific

Wordcrafters Online Zoom Studio

Members $ 149 | Nonmembers $179

Members save 10% on this class and every class. Want to know more about membership? Click here.

Short stories are great ways to promote yourself, build a fan base, improve one’s skills as a writer, and get published. But what are the elements of writing short stories? What makes a short story successful? What’s the difference between a short story and a novel?

In this five week workshop, you will learn how to write a short story and analyze what makes a short story successful. You’ll learn the elements of story—character, plot, dialogue, setting, point of view, details, and structure—and test out different craft techniques to find what works for you. At the end of five weeks, you’ll have at least two finished short story drafts plus the tools to revise and polish them for publication.

Come to this online class with your notebook and pen or word processor ready to write!


About the Instructor

As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. Later in life, after realizing this might be an unrealistic goal, Sarina went to the Pacific NW College of Art where she earned a degree in illustration, and to Portland State University for a master’s in education to pursue the equally cut-throat career of teaching art in the public school system. After years of dedication to art and writing, most of Sarina’s dreams have come true; in addition to teaching, she is a writer/artist/ fashion designer/ and dancer. Sarina is the author of over 160 published short stories, and novels too numerous to count. Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true.