Short Story Writing Courses

Live courses. Real people

Whether you choose to learn online or in person, you’ll get the same interactive experience. On our online courses, every class is delivered live via Zoom. Nothing is ever pre-recorded.

Learn from experts

All our courses are taught by published authors. They will be on-hand at every stage, delivering the course and providing you with guidance and feedback.

Join a creative community

Our courses are not just about writing. You will learn how to give and receive feedback too. Use this as an opportunity to interact with like-minded writers and build each other up.

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  1. Write a short story in a weekend
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Yvonne Singh
    Turn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. Through a series of inspiring exercises, you'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  2. Writing fiction
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jonathan Barnes
    Develop your creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction-writing craft, such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  3. Short story writing
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Apr 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jonathan Barnes
    A hands-on introduction to the art of writing short stories. You will receive technical advice, creative exercises to generate ideas, and feedback to develop your writing skills.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  4. Reading for writers: the short story (a fortnightly course)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    The best way to write good short stories is to read a lot of good ones first. Dive into the best of short fiction, explore point-of-view, character and pacing, and begin to apply the lessons learnt to your own writing in this fortnightly course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
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  5. How to write a short story
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    Through a series of inspiring and practical exercises, you'll be encouraged to tap into your imagination and draft a short story from beginning to end in this supportive short course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
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