Take an in-depth look at the craft and composition of truly excellent storytelling, how it works, and why. We’ll also discuss how to apply these lessons to your own writing projects.
In the What Makes a Good Story workshop, F(r)iction’s Editor-in-Chief, Dani Hedlund, will guide attendees through the art and function of high-quality, high-impact, compelling storytelling. Attendees will read an assigned piece of short fiction and then explore in-depth, and with incredible details, the individual pieces of the narrative that combine to make magnificent work. We’ll also discuss the markets to which these stories appeal, how to access them, and how to create professional momentum with each publication.
Attendees will come away with essential story crafting and industry knowledge that they can apply to their own writing, time and time again.
Dani Hedlund – Founder, CEO, & Editor-in-Chief Pronouns: she/her
After the publication of her first novel at the age of eighteen, Dani Hedlund founded the international literary nonprofit Brink Literacy Project (formerly Tethered by Letters). Over the course of the last decade, Brink has grown into one of the largest independently-funded literary nonprofits in the nation, with bases across the US, UK, and Southeast Asia. She is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of F(r)iction, an art and literature collection specializing in boundary-defying work. Since its inception in 2015, F(r)iction has risen to critical acclaim, becoming one of the fastest growing literary journals in the world. In her ever-elusive free time, Dani lectures about the ins and outs of the publishing industry, writes very weird fiction, and runs a strange little board game company called Bad Hipster Games.