Yesterday we hosted a short story writing workshop, Pushing Off From Solid Ground, with creative writing facilitator, Bernie McGill. Bernie has a Masters degree in Irish Writing; she is the author of The Butterfly Cabinet and has written for the theatre. She has won numerous awards for her short story writing.
While we each put together the bones of a short story, we looked at where ideas for stories come from, why the place or setting is important and how to use point of view to best effect.
All the places for the workshop were booked and we even squeezed in a couple extra participants. Our own members enjoyed exchanging ideas and information with other writers who joined us for the day.