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Short Story Workshop
My Short Stories from the Ground Up workshop starts on 18th May.
Short Stories From the Ground Up.
Commencing Saturday 18th May 2013
This 8 week course will cover such topics as ‘What is a Short Story?’ and ‘What isn’t a short story?’, but it will also start from the very beginning, teaching participants how to create a short story, starting, literally, from the ground up. This will include ‘Beginnings, Middles and Ends’ (in which participants will do three exercises on those subjects that will eventually lead to a completed story), Show vs Tell, creating memorable characters, using dialogue, point of view and finding ideas (plus other subjects I may develop before the course begins). At the end of the course you should have (at least) one story completed. It will also include a critique, by me, of a different 2000 word story (which doesn’t have to be the story you were working on), at the end of the course. It will begin on 18th May 2013 and end on Saturday 13th July 2013. The cost, to include the critique, will be £80 for those paying by cheque/postal order (stirling only, I’m afraid) and £85 for those pay via paypal (to cover paypal costs). All payments by cheque must be received by Saturday 11th May 2013 and state clearly which course you are interested in. Please note that participation is limited to 10 people. Contact me for more details, including payment instructions, if you are interested in taking part.
As with my other courses, there is no need for participants to log on at any particular time during the week, as all the ‘action’ (so to speak) takes place on a forum, where participants can log on anytime it suits them. However, exercises will be posted each Saturday and it is hoped they will be completed by the following Friday.
Please note: This course is aimed at those relatively new to short story writing, or those who wish to improve their existing short story writing skills.
There are plenty of places left, so if you would like to take part, please contact me for payment details. This will be the last short story workshop I run for the foreseeable future, and the last online workshop I run in 2013. My next courses will begin in January 2014 and concentrate on writing novels/novellas.