Online Feedback Clinic: Advanced Short Story

a portrait of Rashida Murphy, a person with light brown skin and hair. She is wearing a brightly coloured shirt and smiling

A portrait of Rashida Murphy
03 February 2022 - 11:55 to 02 June 2022 - 11:55
Rashida Murphy
Emerging, Established
A short story ought to sustain both attention and imagination – a great short story leads the reader into a world where attention to detail is sustained by economy, complexity and depth. Rashida will guide writers to combine elements of the personal and social imaginary to create layered, nuanced stories. Some visual and word prompts may be provided to explore the links between language and form. There will be targeted feedback for improving your writing. This online course actively encourages sharing of your work with your cohort as well as with the tutor. 

You will:

  • Create passionate, flawed, and believable characters.

  • Learn to link critical moments to key points in the story.

  • Experiment with unfamiliar ideas, myths and traditions.

  • Harness the power of brevity and economy without sacrificing the beauty of language.

  • Explore multiplicity and hybridity.


Pieces of up to 1500 words due 11:55pm Thursdays 3 February, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June


About Rashida Murphy

Rashida Murphy is the author of the novel, The Historian’s Daughter (UWA Publishing) and a book of short stories titled The Bonesetter’s Fee & Other Stories, forthcoming in 2022 with Spineless Wonders Publishing. Rashida’s stories, poems and essays are widely anthologized. She has judged several literary awards including the WA Premier’s Literary Awards. Rashida also mentors emerging writers. She lives in Boorloo/Perth with a multilingual cat and a monolingual husband.



Phone: 90947855
Registration fee
Member $ 250.00
Concession Member $ 240.00
Non-Member $ 310.00
Donation $ 0.00

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