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Hannah Tinti

Online Class
Write a Short Story with Hannah Tinti
June 20th - 26th, 2018

Price: $90
Members and previous Write a Short Story students* : $75


When I first started writing, I didn’t know how to tell a story. I had a lot of ideas, some descriptions, and strings of scenes that didn’t work together. It wasn’t until I started studying and working with editors that I began to understand structure—how to bring shape and form to the page and use it to guide a reader through my fiction from start to finish. It was like someone had handed me an X-ray machine. Suddenly I could see the backbone running through all of my favorite books and stories. So that’s how they did it, I thought. That’s how they made me feel this way.

Learning this technique changed the way I wrote. Now, I’d like to share it with you—while also having some fun. So let’s write a short story together! Through videos, PowerPoint presentations, online lectures, and message board discussions, I’ll lead you sentence by sentence, explaining each step along the way. At the end of the week, you’ll have a story with strong bones, ready to go wherever you want to take it.

This online class meets on your schedule. Each day, the next class will be automatically uploaded. You can log in any time to access the materials, watch my online video lecture, read advice on craft and form, and take the next step in our guided writing exercise. (You’ll be writing 5 sentences a day.) Have a question? Jump into the discussion boards and I’ll post an answer to the group. You’ll also be able to share your work with fellow students and connect with writers across the globe. If you fall behind—no worries!—all the class materials will be left up for an additional month for you to catch up.

The last time I taught this class was 2015—we had writers from all over the world, from Africa to Alaska, sharing their ideas and forming an online community. I hope you’ll join me for an entertaining and engaging week that will shed new light on your writing process.

Write a Short Story with Hannah Tinti will take place June 20th - 26th, 2018. The last day for sign-up will be June 19th.

About Hannah Tinti:
Hannah Tinti is the author of the bestselling novel The Good Thief, which won The Center for Fiction’s first novel prize, and the story collection Animal Crackers, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her new novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, is a​ national​ bestseller​, a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel,​ and has been optioned for television. She co-founded the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy​ ​​and ​ has taught writing at New York University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, Columbia University’s MFA program, CUNY, and at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. Tinti is also the co-founder and executive editor of One Story magazine, which won the AWP Small Press Publisher Award, and the PEN/Magid Award for Excellence in Editing. ​For more information visit: hannahtinti.com.

FAQ
When can I register for this class?
Registration is open now through June 19th.
How does the class work?
Classes consist of video lectures, presentations, and writing activities. Each day’s material will be posted at 1am Eastern Time. The class also includes a discussion board where participants can interact with one another and with Hannah.
Can I take the class on my phone?
Unfortunately, no. You’ll need a tablet or a computer to access the full range of class materials.
Is participation on the discussion board required?
No, it’s optional; participants are welcome to jump into the conversation or sit back and observe.
Is there homework?
Yes. Each day you will write five sentences in response to a prompt. These will not be evaluated by the instructor, but participants are welcome to share their work on the discussion board.
How much time will the class take?
Plan to spend about an hour per day reviewing the lessons and completing the assignments or exercises, plus however much time you choose to spend on the discussion board.
What if I want to take the class, but the dates don’t work for me?
The class is designed for you to proceed at your own pace, on your own schedule, so if you miss a day or three, no problem. All class materials will be accessible online until July 26th. Please note, however, that Hannah will be available on the discussion board only from June 20th - 26th.
What if I can’t wait to get started?
The discussion board will open on Monday, June 18th, two days before the first lesson, so that participants can meet, mingle, and familiarize themselves with the learning platform.

Our online classes are designed to be safe spaces for all who participate. One Story will not tolerate hate speech, bullying, or harassment directed toward instructors or fellow students, and reserves the right to remove participants who engage in such behavior from our classes.

Member Discount: In order to qualify for our member discount, you must be a member at the time of registration. Please note that the discount is for our members only. Members commit to annual donations and receive benefits that allow them to participate in the organization in more meaningful ways. Not all One Story subscribers are members. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a member, you can do so here.

Refund Policy: One Story class payment is non-refundable after the class’s start date. For questions about the refund policy, or if you are unable to take the class after you have registered, please contact maribeth.

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