Introduction to Writing Short Stories

(1 customer review)

Book now for the session running 19th April to 7th June 2020

  • An 8-week online short story course that explores the elements of successful short fiction with prize-winning writer and experienced editor, Tom Vowler
  • A friendly and relaxed course that sheds light on the mysteries of this demanding form
  • Discover how great stories are crafted
  • Join lively discussions about writing with your tutor and other students

PRICE: £199.00 £180.00

How you'll learn

This online course consists of a single easy to navigate online teaching module, comprising:

  • a discussion forum
  • detailed lessons
  • required reading
  • extras (hints and tips)
  • short writing tasks
  • more detailed critical and creative exercises

Who it's for

This course is open to anyone who is writing (or wants to write) stories, and is intended to offer constructive and practical advice on how to produce work that is likely to be accepted for publication. No previous experience writing stories is necessary, just a passion for storytelling.

About the tutor

Tom Vowler is a former winner of the Scott Prize and author of two novels, What Lies Within and That Dark Remembered Day, as well as the short story collections The Method and Dazzling the Gods. He is commissioning editor for short fiction with Unthank and co-editor of Unthology. Tom is an Arvon tutor and has a PhD in creative writing from Plymouth University. His teaching style is embedded in a passion for seeing his students go on to achieve publishing success.

1 review for Introduction to Writing Short Stories

  1. Rachael Smart

    Introduction to Writing Short Stories is an exceptional course which has seen me writing seriously again. Regular deadlines, top-quality teaching and peer critique provided a doorway back into the discipline of writing fiction with passion and a sense of taking risks.

    Tutor feedback was outstanding: incisive and well-considered with that very rarely found sentence-level analysis, which opened up my story’s potential, and really pushed the writing on.

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