The Art of The Short Story

The 6-week online course looks at the following elements:
  • A brief history of the short story
  • Narrative voice
  • Leaving space for the reader
  • Characterisation
  • Theme
  • Language
  • Critical analysis and revision
  • Structure and unity of effect
  • Submitting to competitions and journals

Aimed at writers of all levels, there are weekly exercises and the tutors provide detailed feedback on your work. You will also receive critiques from fellow students. The course, whilst being dynamic and challenging, takes a nurturing, encouraging approach. At the end of the course you should have a story of publishable standard, along with several more pieces of fiction to take forward. For details on the next course see the above link. The cost of the 6-week course is £145 and you should allow between 3-5 hours per week to complete it, which you can do in your own time. Typically we like to run courses with 8 – 12 people at a time, to maintain an intimate and intense dynamic. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
The Art of the Short Story

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