A Novel Idea with Aimee LaBrie
Length of course: 6 weeks starting the week of April 14, 2019
Course Description: To know how a story will play out, we have to first understand what our character wants/needs/fears/loves. In this course, we will focus on how to create compelling and believable characters who have desires and flaws that set the story in motion and keep it moving toward its inevitable end. We will read and discuss several contemporary short stories, uncovering how characterization works for each. You will then write your own short story (between 1,500 and 2,500), and receive feedback on this manuscript for revision.