SHORT FICTION MINI MASTERCLASS
A QUICK INTRO TO BIG LITTLE STORIES
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Exclusively available to members of Writers' HQ

Learn how to structure and plot to suit your story

Finish with a chapter-by-chapter outline

Get to the end with our supportive community

GET A QUICK AND DIRTY SHORT STORY FIX WITH THIS SUPER SPEEDY MASTERCLASS

  • This whistlestop tour of short fiction will give you a solid foundation for your story writing, from the difference between a flash and a drabble to techniques for harnessing story ideas and turning them into something tangible.

Plus answers to questions like:

  • – How long is a short story?
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  • – How do you drill down to the ‘fundamental human truth’ of a story?
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  • – How do you redraft and restructure and rework an idea until you find the *right* one?
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  • – How do you make characterisation the juicy, emotive centre of a story?
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  • – And what’s the secret ingredient to all worthwhile fiction.

Plus stellar short fiction examples and expert advice from authors like Paul McVeigh and Kit De Waal.

LESSONS IN THIS COURSE

HOW LONG IS A SHORT STORY?

FROM ANECDOTE
TO STORY

THE FUNDAMENTAL NUGGET OF HUMAN TRUTH

CONNECTING
THE DOTS

THE IMPORTANCE OF PERCOLATION

WHAT TO LOOK FOR 

SALVAGE & EXPANSION

ENTER THE STORY

LAYER IT UP

REFLECT, REFINE, REWRITE

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