Yiyun Li is a professor at the University of California Davis, a MacArthur Fellow, and was featured The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 Fiction Issue. Her debut novel The Vagrants was shortlisted for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and she is a contributing editor for Brooklyn-based literary magazine A Public Space.
Yiyun Li has recently launched Writing Character-Driven Short Stories, an eight-part short course for online learning community Skillshare.
The course aims to provide prompts, strategies and advice for writing compelling characters, turning situations into stories, and revising work into a polished piece. According to the Skillshare website: “Beginning writers can take this class to get started writing fiction, and experienced writers can take this class to try out new writing styles and get feedback on their work. It’s perfect for writers, bloggers, literature lovers, and everyone who loves a compelling story.”
The first fifty readers to click here can enrol in this class for FREE. Alternatively, click here to sign-up for a free 30-day Skillshare membership. Other writing classes available on the site include creative nonfiction with Susan Orlean, picture books with Christine Fleming and personal essays with Emily Gould.
(Update: All free places have now been claimed but you can still partipate in the course via a 30-day free trial).