Introduction to Short Story writing


My Introduction to Short Story Writing (short) course is on again. Oh yay! I hear you shout. Here then, shouters, are the details:

The course is focussed on the fundamentals of writing such as character, setting, dialogue, point of view and metaphor.

In each session you will read, discuss and write (and probably laugh, or at least groan, at my bad jokes). You will learn to reflect and analyse your own writing methods and style. Learning how to effectively critique the work of others without breaking hearts or egos is also an important element of the course.

You will complete extended writing exercises at home between fortnightly sessions.  Or not. Like most courses, you'll get out of it as much as you're willing to put in.

At the end of it all you will have completed a short story (or flash fiction) of about 1000 words long. You will also have (hopefully) gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the elements of writing fiction. Reading will never be the same again.

If you've read this far then you may be interested in the where and when:

  • The course starts August 22nd and ends November 28th 2017. (For the last couple of years I've run it over six fortnightly sessions, but after feedback from last year's participants I've extended the sessions to seven.)
  • The sessions happen approximately every fortnight (4th Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday) from 7-9pm.
  • The place it's all happening is Mockingbird Lounge, 63a Broadway, Glenelg South. Ph 8294 3398
  • Your investment is $245.
If you're still reading, then clearly you'd like to know more. Why not call Stacey at Mockingbird Lounge or message me for more info? After all, you promised yourself you'd write more this year. And I can help you with that.

All the best,

C x

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