Online: Beginners Short Story Clinic

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Laura Jean McKay
18 July 2018 - 11:59 to 21 November 2018 - 11:59
Laura Jean McKay
Every story begins with a messy first draft. Receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants with this email correspondence course.

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your story in a supportive environment, learn the elements of your craft and provide direction for your next draft.

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

You will learn:

  • what makes a short story work
  • how to find your story’s thread
  • characterisation and point of view
  • story structure
  • the art of constructive feedback.

About Laura Jean McKay

Laura is the author of ‘Holiday in Cambodia’ (2013), shortlisted for three national book awards in Australia, including the Asher Award in 2015. Her work has appeared in ‘The Best Australian Stories’, 'Award-Winning Australian Writing' and 'The North American Review' and she won the Alan Marshall Short Story Award in 2011. Laura is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne.

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

Online: Intermediate 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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