Crafting a Short Story

What makes the stories you love – whether told through film, graphic novel, or traditional text – so memorable? How can you enhance your storytelling abilities and tell an unforgettable story that enthralls your audience? What format and genre will be best suited to your voice as a writer? 

Explore and implement the elements that make a quality story through a variety of formats. Learn how to craft a narrative with flash fiction, epistolary writing, poetry, and traditional short stories. Write and reflect on pieces you can be proud of now; leave with lifelong skills and ideas you can build on. 


How to Apply

Duke Pre-College uses a 2-step enrollment process: 

  1. First, students apply to the Pre-College program, indicating their course(s) of interest. Apply now.
  2. After they receive notification of their acceptance into Duke Pre-College, they enroll in the course(s) indicated in their Pre-College Application. 

Learn more on our How to Apply page.