Short Story Course with Michelle Green

When : 11th January 2017 - 6:30pm
Where : Bluecoat Arts Centre
Price : £180.00

Over the course of 6 workshops, youíll get a handle on the predominant narrative structures used by short story writers, and implement them in your own work. Completing set writing tasks between workshops, and receiving structured, peer-driven feedback, youíll develop 3 short stories to completion, with tailored advice on how to shape the story, and how to improve the characterisation, dialogue, and narrative voice. Comma Press, one of the UKís leading publisher of short fiction is always looking for new voices in short fiction and itís hoped that this course will unearth and develop contenders for one of their showcases of new writers.You donít necessarily need any practical experience of writing stories, nor of supervised creative writing of any kind, but itís important that you have an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the short story form. To get the most from the course, you should be prepared do some background reading, undertake writing tasks between sessions, read the work of others on the course prior to each session, offer tactful Ė yet frank Ė feedback, and receive constructive criticism on your own work. The course isnít geared towards any particular sub-genre within the short story form Ė be it literary fiction, sci-fi, or horror Ė weíll be looking at techniques applicable to all these genres. This course will be taught by author, Michelle Green. This isnít a course devised to help you write a novel, a novella, poetry, micro-fiction, or biography Ė itís all about the short story, which presents its own specific demands and opportunities to writers (for the avoidance of doubt, short stories typically weigh in at somewhere between 1500 and 8000 words long, for the purpose of this course we will be looking at stories up to 5,000 words long).£150 for 6 evening courses (18.30 - 20.30) over a 6 month period.

The course dates will be:
Wednesday 11th January 2017
Wednesday 8th February 2017
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Wednesday 12th April 2017
Wednesday 17th May 2017
Wednesday 14th June 2017

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