Short Fiction‘s first 5-week online masterclass filled up quickly, so if you missed out, we go again on March 6th. The course has been written and designed by our editors, who are all published authors and creative writing lecturers, and mines their wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for this most demanding of literary forms. Our aim is to unravel some of the mysteries and complexities of the short story, guiding you through the art and craft of composing pieces.
This immersion into the short story will include weekly feedback on your submitted work, the goal to produce a publishable piece by the end of the course. Study at home in your own time. Topics covered include:
A brief history of the short story
What makes stories come to life, and how to build them
Character, voice, narrative tension and dialogue
Beginnings and endings. Or just middles?
Obliquity, subtext, structure and lacunae
Less is more: the art of editing
Follow the link from our page here to find out more, and get your writing year off to a fabulous start.