Sept 11th, Tuesday, 19:00 − 21:00
Introduction to the short form. We’ll be looking at what the short story can do that the novel can’t, and examining some archetypal short story structures. There’ll also be a writing exercise to help you generate some new ideas, and a set task for the next session.
Oct 9th, Tuesday, 19:00 − 21:00
We’ll look at the ‘lyrical’ short story structure and set your second writing task. There will be a discussion of the use of language and imagery in a couple of examples of lyrical stories. We’ll also be critiquing your first short story, with feedback from the tutor and the other group members.
Nov 6th, Tuesday, 19:00 − 21:00
We’ll look at the ‘reveal’ story structure, discuss examples and set your third writing task. We’ll also be critiquing your second short story.
Dec 11th, Tuesday, 19:00 − 21:00
We will discuss how character works differently in the short story in relation to structure in two examples. We will critique your third writing task and set your fourth.
Jan 8th 2013, Tuesday, 19:00 − 21:00
The anti-story. We will discuss some examples of short stories that reverse, subvert or play with the above structures. We will critique your fourth task. You can do a fifth task or redraft one of the previous tasks.
Feb 12th, Tuesday, 19:00 − 21:00
We will look at how to increase your chances of having your stories accepted for publication, where they can be published and discuss and critique the fifth task or redrafts.
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