Online: Beginners Short Story Clinic

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A portrait of Demet Divaroren

Demet Divaroren
01 February 2017 - 11:59 to 07 June 2017 - 11:59
Demet Divaroren
Every story begins with a messy first draft. This beginners clinic is a constructive and supportive environment that will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your story, learn the elements of your craft and provide direction for your next draft.

Receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants with this email correspondence course for those just starting out in short story writing.

Stories of up to 1,500 words due midnight Wednesday 1 February, 1 March, 5 April, 5 July and 2 August.

You will learn

  • what makes a short story work
  • how to find your story’s thread
  • about characterisation and point of view
  • about effective structure in storytelling
  • the art of giving and receiving constructive feedback

About Demet Divaroren

Demet Divaroren is a Melbourne-based writer, editor and creative writing teacher. Her writing has appeard in 'Griffith REVIEW', 'Island' magazine, 'The Age Epicure', 'The Big Issue' and 'From the Outer'. She is the co-editor of the 'Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia' anthology, which was shortlisted for the CBCA's Book of the Year award. Her first novel, 'Living on Hope Street', will be published in 2017.

This course was previously advertised with different dates. The submission dates listed on this page are correct.

Online courses

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

Online: Digital Memoir Intensive, 30 January
Online: Intermediate Short Story Clinic, 1 February
Online: Intro to Online Courses, 13 February
Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic, 15 February
Online: Poetry Clinic, 15 February
Online: Copywriting and Your Career, 8 March
Online: Digital Fantasy Novel Intensive, 1 May
Online: Pitch Tips, 24 May
Online: Digital Novel Intensive, 19 June
Online: How to Write… a funding application, 27 June

Member $ 250.00
Concession Member $ 240.00
Non-Member $ 310.00

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