Short Story Course
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 finaldraft of a 1000 word narrative.
Each week we will look at a different subject whilst continuing to learn various techniques and methods through exercises and grammar play.
Week 1: Focus is on Building Character
Week 2: Focus is on Show Not Tell and Writing Voice
Week 3: Focus is on Voice and Planning Your Own Short Story
Week 4: Focus is on Writing then Evaluating Your Own Short Story
8 hr Course given as 4 sessions estimated to each take 2 hours (there are also extra add on
assignments not factored in the time count)
Each class session is made up of many small to medium sized writing exercises. The add on assignments are between 250 words to 1000 words maximum.
Written exercises with explanations
Student discussion forum available via Facebook
Opt-in (extra payment) individual review/editing/mentor sessions available by request