Skip to Content

Writing Workshops

Character Motivations: Writing the Short Story with Kate Milliken — Sold Out


6 Sessions

Out of stock

Once a week Tuesdays, 7:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT September 21 to October 26, 2021

Online via Zoom

This workshop has reached its capacity. Please click here to join the waitlist.

The beating heart of every great story is a unique and complicated character. In this generative workshop, participants will read like writers by isolating the character traits that make beloved stories come alive, discuss the creative process, and identify the necessary elements for a complete short story. Through in-class and at-home writing exercises, participants will examine how to craft complex characters that move readers, and will complete a draft of a brand new story. Participants will leave the course with a deeper understanding of what makes a propulsive and deeply felt narrative as well as how to wield the tools of craft to refine their draft.

Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Capacity: 12


Led by

  • _O6A2696 - Kate Milliken

    Kate Milliken

    Kate Milliken

    Kate Milliken is the author of If I’d Known You Were Coming, winner of the 2013 Iowa Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Kept Animals, which was longlisted for The Center for Fiction 2020 First Novel Prize. The recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Tin House, and Yaddo, Kate holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars.