Pulp Fiction: How to Write Genre Stories Fast!

Create wild genre stories in days and weeks by learning from the pulp masters of yesterday and today with Jay Ridler, author of the Brimstone Files! This 4-week class is an antic no-fail zone of creation that teaches you the tricks of quick production used by Mickey Spillane, Ray Bradbury, John Scalzi, and other scribes of the pulp jungle. You’ll leave with completed stories, improved skills, and have a blast every step of the way. 

Constructing the Short Story

This four-week workshop will lead you through the construction of a short story, from conception to revision, with the goal of having a potentially publishable piece to submit to literary journals or genre fiction magazines by the end of the class. Students will read two short stories per week, develop a story of their own through exercises and drafting, critique one another’s first draft, and then submit a revised piece at the beginning of the fourth week.   This is an asynchronous course. Students can log in any time throughout the week to complete assignments and give and receive feedback.

Constructing the Short Story

This four-week workshop will lead you through the construction of a short story, from conception to revision, with the goal of having a potentially publishable piece to submit to literary journals or genre fiction magazines by the end of the class. Students will read two short stories per week, develop a story of their own through exercises and drafting, critique one another’s first draft, and then submit a revised piece at the beginning of the fourth week. Course starts on a Monday but students can log in any time throughout the week to complete assignments and give and receive feedback.