January 21 (Monday) 7:00 pm - March 18 (Monday) 9:00 pm
Parkside Community College
Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH
length of course
Book a place on the course
£88 (£53) This course is a follow on from the beginners class; the tutor may want to contact you before the start to discuss your previous experience
Brief Description: It doesn’t take long to read a short story but it takes great skill to write one. Luckily, the craft involved can be taught and honed. On this course
It doesn’t take long to read a short story but it takes great skill to write one. Luckily, the craft involved can be taught and honed. On this course we will be examining the techniques writers employ, and the art of creating fictional worlds to enthral and delight readers. In addition, we will be exploring some of the paradigms widely used by writers today. As this is a course for those with some experience of writing short stories under their belt, it is not suitable for complete beginners.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
Some experience of writing short stories or other forms of storytelling such as novels.
By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:
• Identify the various short story forms and relate them to genre
• Identify writing goals and ways of working to achieve them
• Give and receive targeted feedback
• Recognize the techniques employed in short story writing
• Identify strengths and areas for improvement in writing skills
• Craft a short story
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment
For the first session you will need to bring:
Pen/pencil and paper
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
Writing Life Stories
Flash Fiction workshop
Next Steps in Creative Writing.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
Ruth WadeI have been a full-time writer for 20 years. For ten of those I have been teaching the skills and craft of creative writing. I am also an accredited creativity coach. As a novelist, I specialise in historical fiction and writes under both my own name and that of BK Duncan. I was a finalist in The People’s Book Prize 2016 and was shortlisted for the Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Award.