Techniques of Fiction

Dates: Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, PST. Find your time zone.
Location: Online via Zoom.
Faculty: Midge Raymond
$250 usd
Registration: available below, or by contacting


Class Description

Short fiction is created through such technical elements as sensory detail; setting; character and point of view; plot, structure, and pacing; voice(s), style, and tone; visual presentation; title; authorial identity; and thematic elements.

In this workshop, we’ll explore these technical elements, discuss how writers have used them in a variety of ways, talk about how to use them in creating our work–and write much new work of our own!

This workshop is scaffolded to build on the craft techniques that we discuss: you’ll leave the workshop with one new and revised short story, with new craft tools in your writing toolkit, and with much new inspiration in the writing life.



Midge Raymond is the author of the novel “My Last Continent” and the award-winning short-story collection “Forgetting English.” Her writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, and many other publications. She taught communication writing at Boston University for six years and has taught creative writing at Boston’s Grub Street Writers, Seattle’s Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink., among others.