October 1, 2016
“Get in Gear for Writing and Selling Short Stories”
Morning session: 10AM-12PM (free for members, $10 for guests) “Using Short Stories to Market Yourself as a Writer”
One might ask why it would benefit you to shift your focus away from novel writing to short story writing. The number one reason is marketing. This is one more way to promote your novels and brand, while honing your craft and learning to write succinctly. Not only that, but you can make money and win contests doing so. Author Sarina Dorie will show you how to sell short fiction, where to find markets, what you need to include in a cover letter for short stories and more.
Afternoon workshop: 1:30PM-3:30 PM ($25 for members, $30 for guests) “Writing and Selling Short Stories”
How does one know what a market wants? What makes a short story sellable and how does write a story that will sell? Come to this fast paced workshop to find out. We will practice dissecting markets and magazines so you know how to find the right ones for you. Bring a pencil and paper or laptop to experiment with short story techniques.
About: Sarina Dorie has over 100 short stories published in the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, romance, humor, and non-fiction, has won numerous awards and has several published novels. Sarina has worked as an English, art and dance teacher, a copy editor at an advertising agency, and a writer.