Insecure Writers Guide to Great Story (Online)

This self-paced, self-guided online class will introduce the novice writer to the tools needed to complete a short story. You will be introduced to techniques to develop interesting characters and tension-filled plots. You will have access to published short stories and engaging writing exercises. No previous writing experience is needed for this course. 

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Cole Lavalais’ short stories have appeared in The Offing, ObsidianApogeeWarpland,Tidal Basin Review and others. Her novel, Summer of the Cicadas, debuted in 2016. She holds a M.F.A. from Chicago State University and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago in Creative Writing. She is a Visiting Writer at Mississippi University for Women and has taught writing for thirteen years.