Hit Me with Your Best Short: QWC Masterclass

So, I’ll be teaching this for QWC on Saturday 21 Sept, 2013.

As it’s a masterclass you need to submit your work ahead of time so I have time to read and critique it. This is a one day intensive, so itgrama‘s not suitable for beginners.

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Short fiction can be as gripping and enthralling as any novel. But how do you get the most out of this compelling narrative form with less? This one-day intensive is designed for writers looking to hone their short story writing skills, and learn the techniques to polish and refine their work ready for market. Identify the challenges and tropes of the short fiction form, discover the fine art of self-editing and critique, and receive critical feedback from award-winning short story writer Angela Slatter. Not for the faint of heart!

At the end of the day, I want participants to have a story that will be (after they take on the feedback and polish said story until it shines) ready to submit to markets. And yes, I’ll be suggesting specific markets for your stories.

If you’re ready to hit the ground running, to spend a day flensing and polishing a story, and listening to me rant about the importance of editing and spelling and grammar, oh my! then please sign up.

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2 Responses to Hit Me with Your Best Short: QWC Masterclass

  1. I am really looking forward to this course!
    Currently I am writing a short book (30 000 words or so) consisting of 15 short stories about the happenings within a retirement village. All the stories are, I hope, amusing in some way. My ambition is to be able to write as well as the late Tom Sharpe (Riotous Assembly, Porterhouse Blues and the like). This is the first time I have attempted this genre and I found it very difficult at the start. It certainly gets better the more one practices. I didn’t even know about point of view before I started this and learning to write good dialogue also gave me lots of problems. I have written one military biography and many textbooks for schools, mostly science and agriculture.
    I will register for the course through the QWC web site.

  2. Angela says:

    Thanks, Brian. Looking forward to working with you :-).