Short Story Writing – You Can Write!

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Short Story Writing – You Can Write!

<p>Writing short stories is exciting and satisfying. Find your literary voice and develop your own style while learning the art of writing. An introduction to the main genres and the techniques.<br/>

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Writing short stories is exciting and satisfying. Find your literary voice and develop your own style while learning the art of writing. An introduction to the main genres and the techniques.


COURSE OUTLINE
Each week explores a genre and aspects of writing with an opportunity to write during the class, to share your writing and participate in discussions about writing.

  • General introduction into writing and how to write effectively and affectively. This week introduces the main elements of characters, plot and tension, along with writing descriptively and grammatically.
  • Romance writing and how to infuse passion and love without being trite and predictable.
  • Children’s short stories and how to engage the younger audience with simple but imaginative writing.
  • Crime writing and how to create mood, tension and surprises to a story.
  • Western and War writing and how to create drama against the backdrop of death and fighting.
  • Horror writing and how to introduce fear, gore and climatic situations with restraint.
  • Science fiction writing and how to write adapting science into imaginative realms.
  • Writing showcase and the conclusion of the course with tips for the future.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the purpose and techniques needed for effective grammatical and creative short story writing
  2. Discern and choose between ideas and styles for a fresh and original approach
  3. Understand and differentiate between better and poorer styles of writing
  4. Reflect, analyse, respond and critique your own writing skills.