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Introduction to Writing Short Story Fiction

Media, Creative Industries

Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

6th Feb 2020, 6 weeks

Day(s):

Thursday

Time:

18:00 - 21:00

Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 66

Overview

This course will appeal to aspiring fiction writers, popular fiction enthusiasts.

Modern consumers crave quick fixes, e.g. viral YouTube clips, bite-sized news, text messages, pop-up ads. It’s the same in the world of fiction.

This course will show you how to construct, develop and finesse short prose/flash fiction stories, with an emphasis on fusion between popular genres, subversion of convention, and techniques for miniaturising stories to try and enable you to craft nuggets of gold from the fundamentals of storytelling. The course will also advise on how to ‘sell’ these stories by exploring the fiction market and the literary realms of social media.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • A love of storytelling and a desire to potentially make some money from short fiction writing.

What you study

  • Narrative Technique.
  • Genre.
  • Flash fiction.
  • Dialogue.
  • Characterisation.
  • Plotting.
  • Endings.

After the course

Careers

Write professional-standard, appealing stories and attempt to infiltrate a growth area in the popular fiction and e-book markets.

Continuing study

HNC Professional Writing at City of Glasgow College.

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course will be taught via lectures and workshops.

Assessment methods

There are no assessments as such but there will be a couple of (short) assignments.

Additional Information

Materials

No materials are required.

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    6th Feb 2020, 6 weeks
  • Day(s):
    Thursday
    Time:
    18:00 - 21:00
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 66