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Writing Lab: "The Art and Science of Writing Winning Short Stories" with Ariella Moon, Author, YA

  • Friday, September 25, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Online Meeting
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The Art and Science of
Writing Winning Short Stories

Guest Speaker: Ariella Moon, Author, YA

About Ariella

Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her series include The Two Realms Trilogy, a medieval Scotland and Fairy fantasy, Two Realms Novellas, Arthurian origin stories of characters and magic in the Two Realms, and The Teen Wytche Saga, a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances. “Covert Hearts,” an Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Award for Best Romantic Short Story, appears in Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection. Ariella lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.


The days when short stories were regulated to prestigious literary magazines ended with the rise of new reading platforms and indie-publishing. Now authors incorporate short stories, novelettes, and flash fiction into their transmedia strategy. In this interactive writing lab, you will discover how short, impactful fiction can help you hone your craft, boost your creativity, and expand your fictional world and readership.

We will examine how masters of short fiction reveal a character’s essence and build emotion without the luxury of a novel’s broad canvas. You will discover how to “mind the gaps,” and utilize Hemingway’s iceberg theory. You will have opportunities during the lab to practice these and other short fiction techniques.

After learning the differences between short stories, novelettes, and flash fiction, and practicing proven techniques for writing these genres, we’ll brainstorm how you can best incorporate short fiction into your publishing and marketing plan.

Zoom Online Meeting

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