The Fayetteville Public Library is offering a new four-week online writing workshop, "Short Stories: Write for Fun or Publication," during the weeks of August 3, 10, 17 and 24. This course is open to beginners and experienced writers. All instruction/assignments and participant writing are handled via email. This weekly workshop offers individual coaching for each participant tailored to their writing goals.  Following a brief questionnaire and a course overview sent to participants, they will receive each week's writing assignment on Monday morning to return by 5 pm on Friday by email. Questions may be sent at any time.

Participants will focus on developing an unforgettable character, a believable setting, and a structure that works. They will create a catchy title, compelling introduction, story arc, and tips for ending the story at the right time to satisfy the reader.

Instructor Nancy Hartney is a freelance writer, short story author, and poet.  She holds degrees from Florida State University (Tallahassee) and Texas Tech (Lubbock). Along the way she has lived in north Florida, Georgia, southern California, Texas, and Arkansas. Nancy has received numerous awards and honors for her writing including, Washed in the Water: Tales from the South, Best Book of the Year 2014, Ozarks Writers League, Missouri, and President's Award for published book.

Registration for the class is required and will begin July 1, 2020.