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Get to grips with the essential skills of short story writing with our one-day Saturday class, How to Write a Short Story.
This November we are introducing a brand new one-day Masterclass in how to write short stories. Acclaimed writer and teacher Katy Darby leads this intensive fiction workshop to help guide you through the key elements involved in writing a short story.
City short courses has an excellent reputation for helping new writers find their feet and guiding them through their journey. By enrolling on one of our writing short courses or one-day workshops, you will join our supportive writing community which shares your passion for fiction writing. This Saturday taster session will allow you to dip your toe in to writing short stories and get a glimpse of what our longer writing courses can offer.
Aimed at anyone interested in how short stories and flash fiction work, our practical, focused creative writing class will leave you with the skills you need to build an effective short story.
As a result of attending, participants will:
This is an excellent introductory session which is ideal if you are grappling with the basics of fiction writing, such as character, plot or description – or if you just want to write and don’t know where to start.
If you enjoy this fiction Masterclass, you may choose to enroll on our 10 week Short Story Writing evening programme, which we can offer to students of the Masterclass at a discounted rate.
During the course you will learn:
You will be assessed by three criteria:
Throughout the day, you will receive ongoing feedback from both your tutor and your peers.
Katy Darby's short stories have been read on BBC Radio 4 and 4Extra, published in magazines including Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, and won prizes in several international fiction competitions. Her historical novel The Unpierced Heart is published by Penguin. She has a BA in English from Oxford University and an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, where she received the David Higham Award. Her latest stories are available in the anthologies Five by Five and An Outbreak of Peace.
She’s a former editor of short story magazine Litro, and is co-founder and director of the award-winning, internationally franchised live fiction event Liars' League (www.liarsleague.com). Katy has written for the TLS, and the Brixton Review of Books, co-edited four anthologies of short stories with Cherry Potts of Arachne Press, and recently judged the Cambridge Short Story Prize and the International Willesden Herald Story Prize.