Short Story Writing

City University London
A Islington (Inghilterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inghilterra)
  • Quando:
    Settembre 2017

This short story course enables both new and experienced writers to gain confidence in exploring and developing their creativity through short story writing, reading, and group discussion. You will learn how to write short stories for pleasure or professionally, and you will develop your understanding of short story elements, such as character, dialogue, structure, plot, and setting.Throughout the course, you will develop your writing skills through in-class writing activities and professional feedback on your writing. You will also critique the work of important contemporary short story writers. By the end of the course, you will produce a complete short story.Why Choose a City Short Course?Our Short Story Writing short course is delivered over 10 weeks and is ideal for anyone looking for expert and inspiring tuition combined with maximum flexibility.Taught in the evening, the course is designed for anyone looking to improve or further their short story writing knowledge and skills. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Wednesday 5 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £310.00 CS1205 Apply Now Wednesday 18 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £310.00 CS1205 Apply Now Wednesday 3 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £310.00 CS1205 Apply Now Tutor Info Katy DarbyKaty Darby's short stories have been read on BBC Radio, published in magazines including Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, and won prizes in several international fiction competitions. Her first novel, Victorian drama The Whores' Asylum was published by Penguin in 2012 (the paperback title is The Unpierced Heart). She has a BA in English from...

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Dove e quando

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inghilterra
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Skills and Training
Story Writing
Skills and Training


What will I learn?

You will learn the skills and knowledge required to work with the short story form. In addition, you will also:

  • Develop your creativity and critical thinking, as well as your editing skills.
  • Practise a range of writing techniques from traditional approaches to more experimental methods.
  • Receive professional feedback on your work from a published writer and editor.
  • Gain insight into the writing industry, including publishing advice.
Course Overview
  1. Introduction
  2. Ideas and Inspiration
  3. Character
  4. Setting
  5. Plot and Structure
  6. Voice, Dialogue and Point of View
  7. Genre + Short Story Workshop 1
  8. Editing + Short Story Workshop 2
  9. Publishing + Short Story Workshop 3
  10. Future Opportunities + Short Story Workshop 4
Course Objectives
  • To produce a short story in a style and genre of your choice.
  • To understand how a short story works on different levels.
  • To learn strategies for improving your short story writing.
  • To practise using different fictional devices and techniques.
  • To engage with your work and others’ work both creatively and critically.
  • To experience short story writing as a combination of imagination and disciplined practice.

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Teaching and Assessment

You will be assessed by three criteria: (1) your contribution to class discussions, (2) your in-class work and homework exercises, and (3) your submitted short story. Throughout the course, you will receive ongoing feedback from both your tutor and your peers.