Short Story Course:


This 8 hr Short Story course currently retails...

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Students are added by instructors.
Course Language: English
Price: $
Linda Cleary
Linda Cleary
Linda Cleary is a poet – writer – performer, originally from UK with a theatre background and Diploma in LAMDA Speech and Drama, a Diploma in Recreational Studies from Manchester Metropolitan (specialisation Creative Writing) and a HND in Theatre Studies. She has been delivering workshops in Creative Writing, Theatre and related Arts, to a wide demographic of age and ability ... Read More

Course Outline:

This 8 hr Short Story course currently retails at £80 GBP and until the payment gateway is activated on this website (work underway) any interested person needs to email me on: and I can then arrange your payment and release all parts of the course to you including all written exercises, audio clips and some video clips.

This course focuses on work on character, voice, atmosphere and plot and we continue with further creative writing expansion techniques. We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format and focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft of a 1000 word narrative.



8 hr Course given as 4 sessions estimated to each take 2 hours (homework assignments not factored in the time count)


Exercise lengths

Each class session is made up of many small to medium sized writing exercises. The homework assignments are between 250 words to 1000 words maximum.



Written exercises with explanations

Extra handouts/worksheets

Audio sections

Video sections

Research links

Student discussion forum

Opt-in Skype/Webinar sessions

Further Information

Each course contains in-class exercises and home assignments - there is a suggestion to take one session of your course per week, however you can decide to apply yourself differently and individualise your study time approach as you need. All the work is given as written exercises with written explanations, extra handouts/worksheets, audio sections, video sections and research links. Within the course payment you are able to send me one home assignment and I will look over it, suggest any edits and give you feedback on that work. Regarding the in-class exercises per session - I consider the amount of explanation adequate for self study but you also have the option to go on the writers' forum and receive peer support, discuss with other students and writers – also of course to share and network and I will also be part of various discussions occurring there. You also have a further option to buy in extra personal tuition time with me via opt-in Skype/Webinar sessions where you can go over any questions you have about any aspect of the course or your work.