Short Cuts - How to write a short story - Writers Write →
I was asked to judge five creative writing competitions in a period of 18 months in 2010 and 2011. One of them was a short story competition for a popular writer’s group. The theme of the yearly competition was Almost Strangers. The stories ranged from ghosts of the past to children of the present and machines of the future.
Which made me wonder, ‘What do people want to read today?’
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Writers Write has developed a recipe for writing a short story in one day.
‘I was asked to judge five creative writing competitions in 18 months,’ says Amanda Patterson, Writers Write founder. ‘Thank goodness the entrants had pseudonyms! Every winner had completed a Writers Write course.’
Everyone knows that a story needs a clear beginning, a middle, and an end.
Our short story recipe equips you with a more refined plot recipe, which you could use repeatedly. There are probably as many methods and plot structures out there as there are writers and stories. However, we know that this one works.
Join us for Short Cuts. Learn the recipe, apply it, and you will leave the workshop with a completed story.
When? 26 January 2013
Where? Ten Bompas Road, Dunkeld, Johannesburg
How much? R2000 excluding VAT
How long? 09:00 – 15:00
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to book.
From Writers Write
"If you do not have an alert and curious interest in character and dramatic situation, if you have no visual imagination and are unable to distinguish between honest emotional reactions and sentimental approaches to life, you will never write a competent short story."
Edward J. O’Brien