About this course
In this course aspiring writers will explore and practice ten key elements in writing publishable short fiction.
All ten sessions are online and live with the program coach.
Each session lasts 90-minutes and includes digital handouts, writing exercises and a Q&A time.
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Week 1: Ideas to Concepts
How do initial inspirations become fully-realised short fiction?
Week 2: Character
How can we connect our readers with our characters?
Week 3: POV
Whose story is it?
Week 4: Conflict
Internal, interpersonal, external conflict
Week 5: Plot
What makes a story feel satisfying and complete?
Week 6: Setting
How can we use relevant description and avoid narrative slack?
Week 7: Dialogue
Speech Tags, Beats and Faking Real Dialogue
Week 8: Rewriting
How can we use and give critique to hone our rewriting?
Week 9: Naming your Story
How can we choose a title that fits?
Week 10: Editing
How do we recognise what to cut and what to keep?
Upcoming Dates: TBD
Handouts will be provided digitally during the meeting.
If you want to start bridging the gap between the stories in your head and your story on the page, this course is for you.