- Introduction & Inspiration
- Character & Dialogue
- Plot & Structure + 2 Short Story Workshops
- Setting & Descriptive Writing + 2 Short Story Workshops
- Narrative & Point of View + 2 Short Story Workshops
- Genre & Style + 2 Short Story Workshops
- Writers' Resources + 3 Short Story Workshops
- Editing & Polishing + 3 Short Story Workshops
- Submitting your Work + 3 Short Story Workshops
- Next Steps + 3 Short Story Workshops
You will learn how to write short stories for pleasure or publication, and you will develop and deepen your understanding of short story elements, such as character, dialogue, structure, plot, and setting.
Throughout the Short Story Writing course, you will develop your skills through writing exercises and professional feedback on your work. You will also critique the work of important contemporary short story writers.
By the end of the course, you will have written and workshopped up to two short stories of 2000-5000 words each. Each student will given two in-class workshop slots of 30 minutes each for their writing, and will give and receive verbal and written feedback on all short stories submitted.
Who is it for?
Whether you wish to write professionally or as a hobby, you will learn the skills and techniques required to write a successful short story and develop it throughout the course.
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This Short Story writing course takes place every Monday over ten weeks.
This short story course enables both new and experienced writers to gain confidence in exploring and developing their creativity through short story writing, reading and group discussion. You will also have the opportunity to write and receive feedback on up to 2 short stories during the class.
Whether you wish to write professionally or as a hobby, you will learn the skills and techniques required to write successful short stories and develop them throughout the course.
Led by an experienced published writer and editor, you will not only learn the fundamental elements of a good short story, but also how to prepare and submit your work for publication. The course will also provide you with publishing ideas and resources for continuing your writing after the course is finished.
The course is delivered over 10 weeks online and is ideal for anyone looking for expert and inspiring tuition combined with maximum flexibility.