Online: Intermediate Short Story Clinic

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Steven Amsterdam
07 February 2018 - 11:59 to 06 June 2018 - 11:59
Steven Amsterdam
At any stage of a writing career, the feedback we receive is either acceptance or rejection, which lacks nuance and usefulness. In this intermediate clinic, regular critiques provide the basis for constructive, independent learning, with the goal of helping you develop as many as five stories over five months.

Receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants with this online course. 

Stories of up to 1,500 words due midnight Wednesdays 7 February, 7 March, 4 April, 9 May, 6 June

You will learn

  • how to identify and fully explore the themes hiding in your story
  • how to put the right authorial voice to work to tell your story
  • how to strengthen the dynamics in each scene
  • how to balance decorative vs functional details
  • how to be ruthless during the editing process.

Tasmanian Writers Centre members are welcome to book in at the member rate.

About Steven Amsterdam

Steven Amsterdam is the author of ‘Things We Didn’t See Coming’ (Winner, The Age Book of the Year), ‘What the Family Needed’ (shortlist, Encore Prize), and most recently, ‘The Easy Way Out’, which was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal Award and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. His short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Age, The Guardian, The Monthly, Heat, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, Overland, Salon, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He is also a palliative care nurse.

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

Online: Beginners Short Story Clinic, Wednesday 7 February

Online: Digital Fantasy Novel Intensive, 15 January

Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic, 21 February

Online: Poetry Clinic, 21 February

Online: How to Write… about your work, 19 March

Online: Storytelling for Social Change, 15 May

Online: Digital Memoir Intensive, 12 June

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

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