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"The Secret Architecture of Short Fiction" Workshop, with Tom Paine

  • New Hampshire Writers Project Online webinar (map)

Join author and associate professor in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire, Tom Paine, for an hour-long “The Secret Architecture of Short Fiction” webinar.

There are no Illuminati hiding the secrets of short fiction, but there are some secrets hiding in plain sight. One secret is this: short fiction, like a sonnet, has a secret structure. Imagine designing a house without knowing you’ll need windows and doors, a floor and a roof. Only when you know what you need can you find what you seek. Not to sound too Illuminati, but the key to fictional architecture can be found in the acronym ABCCCE. After ten years of submissions, using this secret code (ABBCCE) unlocked Tom Paine’s first publication. Aristotle invented this code, as well as the laws of Causality, which will be explicated on site at no additional charge. Please bring to class some salacious gossip worth calling a friend over at 2 am, and we will together perform alchemy, and transform anecdotes into literary short stories in a mere 50 minutes.

This event is an online event. Webinar login information will be sent after you register.

Registration: Register online. Registration ends at midnight, Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Cost: $10 for NHWP members, $25 for nonmembers. The event is nonrefundable.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project