For emerging short story writers, this course will energise you with examples of contemporary literary short fiction and fast writing exercises to explore setting, description and tone. You will learn skills and techniques to elevate and complicate your short story draft, heading towards completing one short story during the course.
Discuss your work with other writers and learn to identify and fix problems in your fiction. Understand how to look at setting, structure, pace and dialogue to tell your short story. Complete writing exercises on voice and endings. Learn from moments in other short stories that reveal layers to characters’ motivations.
Elvery is an award-winning short story writer whose fiction has been published widely in Australia. This course is designed for literary short fiction writers who want to learn new ways to generate ideas, explore strategies to devise plot and character, and write inventive and moving stories.
Writing Short Stories also includes a copy-edit on a short story of up to 3000 words by our Editor-in-Residence following the conclusion of the course. This is the perfect opportunity to polish a story to the highest level before submitting for publication at a literary journal or short story competition.
Your course includes:
- 3 weeks of 2 hour evening tutorials
- A complimentary copy of a recent A&U publication
- A copy-edit on a short story of up to 3000 words
- On completion of the course, alumni discounts on future Faber Writing Academy courses and books from the Allen & Unwin Website