January Write Brain: Tips, Techniques, & Tribulations of Short Story Writing

Jan 14, 2020 — 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Location: The Venue at Library 21C (get directions)

Got an idea for a story? Is it a short story, a novella, or a novel? How can you tell? What’s the point of short stories anyway? Maybe you want to write short fiction but aren’t sure where to start. Maybe everything you try turns out too long or too short. How do you hit that perfect length? Join a professional writer with more than thirty published short stories in a crash course on writing the short stuff. Suitable for all genres of short fiction, and address a few specifics by genre. Bring your questions and imagination.

BONUS: Kathie Scrimgeour, head of the upcoming PPW Anthology, will also be there to share information about the Anthology submission call. Be sure to get there at the beginning for your chance to learn more!

Faculty

Travis Heermann

heermann-travis Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of Death Wind, The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury, plus short fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines such as Apex Magazine, Alembical, the Fiction River anthology series, Historical Lovecraft, and Cemetery Dance’s Shivers VII. As a freelance writer, he has produced a metric ton of role-playing game work both in print and online, including the Firefly Roleplaying Game, Battletech, Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.

He enjoys cycling, martial arts, torturing young minds with otherworldly ideas, and zombies. He has three long-cherished dreams: a produced screenplay, a NYT best-seller, and a seat in the World Series of Poker.

In 2016, he returned to the U.S. after living in New Zealand for a year with his family, toting more Middle Earth souvenirs and photos than is reasonable.