SHORT FICTION MINI MASTERCLASS

A QUICK INTRO TO BIG LITTLE STORIES

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (see reviews)

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I've come back to this course for the third time, and still haven't exhausted its possibilities. There's no doubt this course has helped me get my short fiction published. I've had so many successes over the past year, and been mightily encouraged. I love Writers' HQ to the point where I think I'm even boring my writer friends mentioning you!
- Jan McCarthy

Part of the WHQ membership

14 days course, rolling access

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Want to know what this short fiction thang is all about? Want to know the difference between a flash and a drabble? Want to know how to harness story ideas and turn them into something tangible? Want to discover the secret ingredient to all worthwhile fiction?

This quick ‘n’ dirty little intro to short fiction has all the answers you’re looking for, including:

  • How long is a short story?
  • How can you turn the most mundane anecdote into a story full of intrigue and conflict?
  • How do you drill down to the ‘fundamental human truth’ of a story?
  • How do you redraft and restructure and rework an idea until you find the *right* one?
  • And how do you make characterisation the juicy, emotive centre of a story?

PLUS: stellar short fiction examples and expert advice from authors like Paul McVeigh and Kit de Waal.

It’s a mini short fic overhaul, y’all.

Learn the secret that lies at the heart of all short fiction.

Craft a story from start to finish with prompts and advice.

Join our lovely little online community to support you through starting, middling, finishing and beyond.

LOVE FOR WRITERS’ HQ

I started with a beginning and an end then changed the end, twice, got the middle and finally understood what plotting is all about and what a story arc truly is. Now I see holes and have an idea of how to fill them. Great attitude to teaching from WHQ crew.

Amanda

Plotstormers

These online writers’ retreats are invaluable!
I don’t think I could be motivated to write without them. Most productive Sunday in a long time. I wrote 1300 words! Thanks Writers’ HQ.

Colin G

Online Retreats

Plotstormers ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Took me from vague idea to specific novel plan in six weeks. I don’t have any writing time, but guess what – it’s still possible. Supportive and clear – highly recommend.

Stephanie Hutton

Plotstormers

A critiquing masterclass ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thank you for the work you put in on my story. You gave me the kick up the butt I desperately needed. I feel as though I’ve had a masterclass. I have a reputation for being pedantic and picky when it comes to tweaking a text but you’ve raised the art of editing to a whole new level. I’ve learned a lot. Every comment you made was spot on.

Kathryn Barton

Mentoring

TUTORS

Sarah Lewis
Half of Writers’ HQ
Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and had a baby to avoid writing her novel

Jo Gatford
Half of Writers’ HQ
Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel

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