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).
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