How to Write Short Stories

Join Anthony Cropper for a four-part course focused on how to develop short stories!

Wed, 24 Feb 2021
6:30PM - 8:30PM
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About this event

Join Anthony for this four-part series where he'll be inviting writers to explore, write and develop their own short stories while considering vital elements such as structure, plot, character, detail and dialogue!

The short story is no easy option when it comes to writing. Throughout this course, participants will look at ways to generate ideas by using photos and paintings, writing prompts, writing games and character profiles before you examine a wide variety of published short stories to explore what you can learn from them.

You'll be guided through exercises that will give you the opportunity to focus on writing your short story in a pressure-free environment, and there will be time to share your work and receive feedback from your peers. Anthony will also encourage participants to consider the editing process, including discussion about the different ways to draft and edit your work.

Throughout this course, you will...
Appreciate the art of the short story
Explore ways to write, develop and edit short stories.
Read a variety of short stories in order to develop a breadth of understanding and appreciate techniques used
Learn how to share work and offer good advice
Have fun and meet people with similar interests in writing.
About Anthony Cropper
Anthony is a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University with over 20 years of experience teaching creative writing. A previous winner of the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama, Anthony has written a thirty-minute film as well as a collection of short stories and two novels! His latest book, 'The Accidental Memoir' was co-written with Eve Makis and is a guide to writing a memoir.

Book your place
Tickets cost £60 for NWS members and £68 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

The course will take place on Wednesday 24th February, Wednesday 3rd, 10th and 17th March at 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others - either by video or audio-only or both. A link will be sent out shortly before the workshop starts to the email address you enter at the time of booking.



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