Digital Clinic – Beginners Short Story Clinic

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Demet Divaroren
03 August 2016 - 11:59
Demet Divaroren
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“I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.” ― James A. Michener

Every story begins with a first draft. This is where you find your story’s pieces. This Beginners Short Story Clinic is a constructive and supportive environment that will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your story 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 Wednesdays 3 August, 7 September, 5 October, 2 November and 7 December.

You will need to know how to attach a Word document to an email, and how to download a Word document from an email, to participate in this course.

You will learn

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

About Demet Divaroren

Demet Divaroren is a Melbourne-based writer, editor and creative writing teacher. Her writing has appeared 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 CBCA’s Book of the Year award. Her first novel ‘Living on Hope’ will be published in 2017. 

Have a go at Demet's writing workout on voice and point of view.

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