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Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic



Laurie Steed




Receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants with this email correspondence course and develop five stories over five months.

a portrait of Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed


Whether you’re an experienced writer working towards the completion of a manuscript or looking to maintain momentum and sharpen writing skills, this clinic provides sustained mentorship and specific feedback on the refinement of your own voice and style. Participants must have had a short story published OR have already participated in a Writers Victoria Advanced Short Story Clinic to enrol in this course.

Stories of up to 1,500 words due midnight Wednesdays 12 July, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November

You will learn

  • how to create memorable, innovative short fiction that knowingly plays against type
  • ways to selectively stretch character and descriptive passages to ensure the greatest level of originality in every line of prose
  • sensory images and the importance of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste in creating a wholly immersive experience for the reader, editor, or competition judge
  • the third option and how it allows you to break away from archetypal narratives and clichéd story arcs
  • targeted narrative techniques to help your work get noticed, published and appreciated.

About Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is an author of award-winning literary fiction from Perth. His stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in ‘Best Australian Stories’, ‘The Age’, ‘Meanjin’, ‘Westerly’, ‘Island’, ‘The Sleepers Almanac’ and elsewhere. He won the 2012 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from The University of Iowa, The Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Varuna, Writers Victoria, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre and The Fellowship of Writers (WA).

Online courses

Read more about our other online courses, digital intensives, clinics and webinars:

Online: Digital Novel Intensive, 19 June

Online: How to Write… A Funding Application, 27 June

Online: Poetry Clinic, 12 July

Online: Intermediate Short Story Clinic, 26 July

Online: Beginners Short Story Clinic, 30 August

Online: Q&A Day, 5 September

Online: Time Management for Writers, 15 November

Cancellation Policy



Phone: 03 9094 7840
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 12 July 2017 - 10:00
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