Online: Intermediate Short Story Clinic

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Laurie Steed
18 July 2018 - 11:59 to 21 November 2018 - 11:59
Laurie Steed
Writing requires commitment, experimentation in voice, and selective support as one begins to master their craft. The Intermediate clinic is all about finding your feet, and your voice, as a writer.

The Intermediate Short Story Clinic is a safe, supportive space in which to learn and grow as a writer but also to discuss the journey, and identify certain stumbling blocks and best practices in regards to submission and revision of your work.

Stories of up to 1,500 words due Wednesdays 18 July, 22 August, 19 September, 24 October, 21 November

You will learn

  • Knowledge of narrative arcs, and how they ground a character's journey through a story
  • delineation of authorial voice character voice, and how to use both to engage the reader
  • sensory images and the importance of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste in creating a wholly immersive narrative experience
  • focused approaches to dialogue: subtext, repetition, and archetypal speech patterns
  • the submissions process: best practice in sending your work out into the world

About Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is the author of You Belong Here, published March 2018. His short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation and The Fellowship of Writers (Western Australia). He lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife and two young sons.

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

Online: Beginners Short Story Clinic, Wednesday 18 July

Online: Digital Novel Intensive, Monday 30 July

Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic, Wednesday 1 August

Online: Poetry Clinic, Wednesday 1 August

Write-ability Online: Never Just Description – How Setting Can Enhance Your Story, Wednesday 19 September

Registration fee
Member $ 250.00
Concession Member $ 240.00
Non-Member $ 310.00
Donation $ 0.00

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