Writing Short Fiction
Small words with big impact

Loved this! My comfort zone is the full length novel and the short story has always been a bit of enigma. I mean, what is the point? But now I get it! And I think I can do it! Whoop!

Marisa Blagden
Writing Short Fiction
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I wish I had found this course sooner.

Seriously. This course never felt like it talked down to me and gave me the swift kick in the pants that apparently, I needed.

Thank you.

It’s my editing blueprint for good, for now, forever! I could write a song about this course .. but instead I’ll sing your praises and say how you’ve taken the huge job of drafting a novel and made it simple .. well, simpler, because you have the knack of getting right to the heart of what a novel is, what it’s for, how it works as an entity, who inhabits it. About midway through the course I had a personal business crash that required my total attention to fix, and it’s a shame because I was enjoying the forum and taking part in it. BUT I was safe in the knowledge that if I could get back to reality and my life quick enough, I could continue and I have – and completed! I have a deadline to fulfil with my writing group and if I can manage it, I will return to the Forum too before the course ends in a few days. I will undoubtedly be returning for the course on Submission to an Agent but I’m nowhere near ready. Can I just say how helpful it was knowing the course materials would continue to be up on the site as I’ve desperately needed this time.

My only crit would be, and I mean it in a positive way, is that I felt the whole course could have been double the length anyway – as in 3 months, and then another 6 weeks for the materials to be up on the site. Many exercises of ’60 mins’ or ’45 mins’ took days or a whole week! By the way, more expensive courses I’ve taken (e.g. for thousands!) were NOTHING compared to this!! Bless you, and though I wish you EVERY SUCCESS with your own writing, I hope you DON’T STOP DOING THIS!!! A THOUSAND THANKS.

Cheryl Werber
Plotstormers II
Brilliant!

I started this having spent about a year trying to edit. I had cut a couple of chapters I knew needed to go but mostly I fiddled with my manuscript on a sentence level, not really sure what needed to go and nothing really progressed because the the size of the problem I felt lay ahead and a bit intimidated by not knowing where to start on it. This has been a massive step forward and although I’m still not 100% confident I’m on the write track, I feel I’ve built myself a template and a checklist and it’s now in more realistically bite-sized chunks which feels a lot less daunting.

It’s my editing blueprint for good, for now, forever! I could write a song about this course .. but instead I’ll sing your praises and say how you’ve taken the huge job of drafting a novel and made it simple .. well, simpler, because you have the knack of getting right to the heart of what a novel is, what it’s for, how it works as an entity, who inhabits it. About midway through the course I had a personal business crash that required my total attention to fix, and it’s a shame because I was enjoying the forum and taking part in it. BUT I was safe in the knowledge that if I could get back to reality and my life quick enough, I could continue and I have – and completed! I have a deadline to fulfil with my writing group and if I can manage it, I will return to the Forum too before the course ends in a few days. I will undoubtedly be returning for the course on Submission to an Agent but I’m nowhere near ready. Can I just say how helpful it was knowing the course materials would continue to be up on the site as I’ve desperately needed this time.

My only crit would be, and I mean it in a positive way, is that I felt the whole course could have been double the length anyway – as in 3 months, and then another 6 weeks for the materials to be up on the site. Many exercises of ’60 mins’ or ’45 mins’ took days or a whole week! By the way, more expensive courses I’ve taken (e.g. for thousands!) were NOTHING compared to this!! Bless you, and though I wish you EVERY SUCCESS with your own writing, I hope you DON’T STOP DOING THIS!!! A THOUSAND THANKS.

Anna Biggs
Plotstormers II
Plotstormers II

A perfect follow on from Plotstormers. After having problems with my own novel, this course has allowed me to believe in my writing again. Top marks all round

It’s my editing blueprint for good, for now, forever! I could write a song about this course .. but instead I’ll sing your praises and say how you’ve taken the huge job of drafting a novel and made it simple .. well, simpler, because you have the knack of getting right to the heart of what a novel is, what it’s for, how it works as an entity, who inhabits it. About midway through the course I had a personal business crash that required my total attention to fix, and it’s a shame because I was enjoying the forum and taking part in it. BUT I was safe in the knowledge that if I could get back to reality and my life quick enough, I could continue and I have – and completed! I have a deadline to fulfil with my writing group and if I can manage it, I will return to the Forum too before the course ends in a few days. I will undoubtedly be returning for the course on Submission to an Agent but I’m nowhere near ready. Can I just say how helpful it was knowing the course materials would continue to be up on the site as I’ve desperately needed this time.

My only crit would be, and I mean it in a positive way, is that I felt the whole course could have been double the length anyway – as in 3 months, and then another 6 weeks for the materials to be up on the site. Many exercises of ’60 mins’ or ’45 mins’ took days or a whole week! By the way, more expensive courses I’ve taken (e.g. for thousands!) were NOTHING compared to this!! Bless you, and though I wish you EVERY SUCCESS with your own writing, I hope you DON’T STOP DOING THIS!!! A THOUSAND THANKS.

Della Griffiths
Plotstormers II
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Learn how to grow your ideas into compelling stories with complex characters.
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Finish the course with at least one short story and a whole load of tips and techniques to keep developing your writing.
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Join our lovely little online community to support you through the short story process.
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Sarah Lewis

Half of Writers’ HQ

Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and had a baby to avoid writing her novel

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jo gatford

Half of Writers’ HQ

Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel

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PLOTSTORMERS II: THE EDITING STRIKES BACK

DECONSTRUCT, RECONSTRUCT. TURN YOUR MANUSCRIPT INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

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£20/month. Access all WHQ membership courses. First month half price!

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£90. Six months access.

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Part of the WHQ membership

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Six week course. Rolling access with membership, or one-off fee for six months single course access.

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[/us_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069335-6de171b6-a2c0c098-32556bcb-cba3″ title=”COURSE HOME”][vc_column_text]You know what makes great writing? Really great editing. The Writers’ HQ online creative editing course will give you tools and techniques to take you step-by-step through deconstructing your work and rebuilding it, taking it from ‘hmm this is okay’ and elevating it to ‘aah this is amazing!’ We get it. You’d rather cut your own hand off than get down to editing your work. But you have to do it because otherwise what was the point of slogging it out through the first draft? Whether you’re contemplating a new project or at the end of a 150,000 word manuscript, you need to know how to venture into the magical world of redrafting and editing. Guess what? We can help! Spend six weeks learning how to transform a rough, vulnerable, wibbly-shaped writing project into a majestic beast of a finished manuscript. Our approach to editing isn’t just about correcting typos and tweaking sentence structure (though we do cover the proofreading process too) – this is an elbows-deep practical method of deconstruction and reconstruction to help you develop your story’s structure, narrative and characterisation right down to its fundamentals. When it comes to writing, one size does NOT fit all, so we’ll give you a tonne of editing options and techniques to suit your particular story. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss and brainstorm your plot with your tutors and a small group of writers throughout the course, so you won’t be going it alone. And by the end of the six weeks you’ll emerge triumphant with a solid, detailed outline plan for the redrafting process and all the resources you need to get your manuscript to the submission stage. NOTE: You DON’T need to have done Plotstormers 1 to take this course, but you DO need a zero or first (or sixth) draft.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069387-b07b8985-01f7c098-32556bcb-cba3″ title=”CURRICULUM”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]WEEK 1: WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Dig deep to find out what your story is really about, pull out all the subplots, check in with your conflict and learn how to pitch your story to eager ears WEEK 2: WHO DAT? WHAT THEY DOIN’? Character development, growth, arcs and the ultimate transformation WEEK 3: BREAK IT DOWN, BABY Time to pull your story apart, bit by bit, and start putting it back together again – better, stronger, awesome-er[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]WEEK 4: BACK TO BASICS Reconstruct your stories from all the tiny little bits you’ve now got floating around WEEK 5: NEW FRICKIN’ DRAFT! Fill in your plot holes, find your voice, plan your work and get ready to redraft that bad boy WEEK 6: EDIT LIKE A BAWSSSSS Editing techniques, scene by scene editing, chapter editing, editing editing editing[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293565423-d19a321c-16cec098-32556bcb-cba3″ title=”HOW IT WORKS”][vc_column_text]1. Enrol Once you’ve joined you’ll get an email confirming your place and explaining how you access the course. Spoiler: you click a link. Super simple. 2. Read, watch, do The lessons are a mix of text, images, videos and exercises. To get the most out of the course, try to give yourself at least an hour a day to read or watch the material and do the exercises. We’ve made them as bite-size as possible but also if you wanna do the thing you gotta do the work. 3. No rush This course is written to be done over six weeks but if you miss a day or something comes up, don’t panic! Go at your own pace. We’ll be waiting for you in the community forums when you’re ready to catch up. 4. No money? No problem Membership is the cheapest way to access this course, alternatively, if you can’t wait and have no cash, have a look at our bursary scheme. 5. Milk no sugar Drink plenty of tea, stock up on biscuits, gin for later. Enjoy it. It’s supposed to be fun. Love you. Mwa.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570294476168-e2773d62-62e5c098-32556bcb-cba3″ title=”WHAT YOU GET”][vc_column_text]
  • Daily online classes and exercises to lead you, step-by-step, towards a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter, scene-by-scene outline of your story, ready and waiting to be first drafted.
  • Lessons from brilliant authors who are at the top of their game, including Costa Award winner Emma Healey, Polari Prize winner Paul McVeigh, and Bridport Prize winner Vanessa Gebbie.
  • Lessons on story structure and how to make your story fit or break the rules.
  • To finally get going with your next draft and peer off into the distance to see the finishing line.
  • Access to our private forum to discuss ideas and techniques, and get advice from fellow writers and WHQers.
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Learn how to deconstruct your story, edit the ever-loving crap out it and put it back together again in a better, shinier, more awesome way.

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Emerge triumphant with a detailed, watertight plan for redrafting your story. Plus, a tonne of tools, tricks, tips and techniques for editing to suit whatever kinda writer you happen to be.

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Join our lovely little online community to support you through plotstorming, editing, and beyond, plus peer feedback

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Writing Short Fiction

Learn how to write small words with big impact

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (see reviews)

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£20/month. Access all WHQ membership courses. First month half price!

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£90. Six months access.

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Six week course. Rolling access with membership, or one-off fee for six months single course access.

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[/us_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069335-6de171b6-a2c0c098-3255e68e-eadf” title=”COURSE HOME”][vc_column_text]Short stories aren’t just easier versions of the novel. They’re a broad, complex and rewarding art form in their own right. Writers’ HQ’s five star online short story course will help you see the bigger picture and compress it into short stories with real punch. Short stories have been here since the dawn of time. Based in the oral tradition (stop sniggering at the back), they’re the apocryphal family legends our grandmas/weird uncle used to tell us over Christmas dinner; they’re the school-yard urban myths; the sleepover ghost stories; the soliloquies in our diaries; the wine-soaked rants to that random person you cornered in the kitchen at that party after so-and-so dumped you. Short stories are all around us. But super short stories are not super easy for writers, natch. In fact, the shorter your story becomes, the harder it is to distil what really matters onto the page. I would have written a shorter letter, so the famous quote goes, but I didn’t have the time. So what makes truly great short fiction? The kind that leaves you dribbling, slack-jawed, and slap-faced when you finish it. The kind you remember forever, like some weird dream-memory. Well. We can’t write it for you, but we can give you a nudge, a shove, and a poke with a sharp stick (whatever floats your boat) to help you on your way. With the help of writing prompts, advice from award-winning short fiction writers, inspiring exercises, and our awesome little online community, you’ll come out the other side with at least one fully formed short story to call your very own – and maybe even send out into the world of literary magazines and competitions…[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069387-b07b8985-01f7c098-3255e68e-eadf” title=”CURRICULUM”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]WEEK 1: CONFLICT IS EVERYTHING Finding conflict in the tiniest of moments, how to capture a character at bursting point, locating the fundamental human truth of your story and throwing you straight in the deep end of story writing WEEK 2: WHERE TO START? WHERE TO STOP? Where does your story start and end, and where does it really start and end? The art of the cut – knowing what to leave in and what to leave out. So many great stories to read this week too… WEEK 3: STRUCTURE, TENSE AND PERSPECTIVE Writing conventional or unconventional narratives, points of view, when to take a risk and when to play it safe, PLUS video wisdom from Sean Preston, editor of Open Pen, and Bridport winner Vanessa Gebbie[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]WEEK 4: BUILDING CHARACTER What are the tricks for making real people in just a few thousand words? How to write good dialogue and spot bad chatter, and make your pretend people interact like real people WEEK 5: WRITING IS REDRAFTING Again and again and again – find your focus, cut the fluff, find your theme and come back to your fundamental nugget of human truth WEEK 6: SEND YOUR STORY INTO THE WORLD! How to submit a story, where to submit a story, why submit your stories and what happens next?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293565423-d19a321c-16cec098-3255e68e-eadf” title=”HOW IT WORKS”][vc_column_text]1. Enrol Once you’ve joined you’ll get an email confirming your place and explaining how you access the course. Spoiler: you click a link. Super simple. 2. Read, watch, do The lessons are a mix of text, images, videos and exercises. To get the most out of the course, try to give yourself at least an hour a day to read or watch the material and do the exercises. We’ve made them as bite-size as possible but also if you wanna do the thing you gotta do the work. 3. No rush This course is written to be done over six weeks but if you miss a day or something comes up, don’t panic! Go at your own pace. We’ll be waiting for you in the community forums when you’re ready to catch up. 4. No money? No problem Membership is the cheapest way to access this course, alternatively, if you can’t wait and have no cash, have a look at our bursary scheme. 5. Milk no sugar Drink plenty of tea, stock up on biscuits, gin for later. Enjoy it. It’s supposed to be fun. Love you. Mwa.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570294476168-e2773d62-62e5c098-3255e68e-eadf” title=”WHAT YOU GET”][vc_column_text]
  • Six weeks of progressive exercises to help you develop your ideas into a polished story (or two, or three, or more…)
  • Advice and guidance on story structure, narrative voice, characterisation, editing/redrafting and submitting your stories to lit mags and competitions!
  • Weekly inspiration, whip-cracking, writing prompts and LOTS of theory
  • Top tips from tip-top authors and story examples from the best of the best
  • A private student forum to discuss ideas, techniques and get advice from fellow writers
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Learn tricks and techniques for growing your ideas into complex characters and compelling stories.

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Finish the course with at least one short story and a number of transferrable exercises and processes for your continued writing.

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Join our lovely little online community to support you through the short story process, plus peer and WHQ feedback.

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