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Writing a Short Story

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.

We regret to inform you that this course has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 lockdown

This workshop provides students with an understanding of all aspects of writing short stories in various genres. All styles and viewpoints contained within the short story form will be discussed.Through a series of Creative Writing exercises, students will explore different approaches to writing a short story.

The following will be discussed within the workshop:

  • Becoming a Writer -how writers work and how to develop creativity and discipline
  • Narrator-Point of View -who’s telling the story?
  • Character -the importance of characters in fiction, where they come from, and making them believable
  • Setting -where your story takes place and why it’s important
  • How Time works in fiction -techniques to vary the pace of your story
  • Structure -fitting the elements of your story together

Requirements: * Please bring a notebook & pen

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