Creative Writing Masterclass: Get Started With Short Stories

Nicola Valentine, Prize winning writer of novels, stories and films

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7 Videos (36m)
    • Lecture 1 finding ideas

    • Lecture 2 more about ideas

    • Lecture 3 evaluating ideas

    • Lecture 4 story structure

    • Lecture 5 story openings

    • Lecture 6 endings

    • Lecture 7 drafting

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About This Class

Want to write a great short story but not sure where to start? This course can get you going, whether you're a total beginner or just need an extra boost to get started. With advice about finding ideas, story structure, openings and endings, you can learn more about how short stories work and what makes a good one. Ideal for beginners, and taught by a Betty Trask and Authors' Club award winning writer, this course will take you through all the basics and help you write that first short story.

12 of 12 students recommendSee All

really helpful :)
Good class that covers the basics of story writing.
I really loved her ideas and would recommend this class to anyone wanting to write short stories.





Nicola Valentine

Prize winning writer of novels, stories and films

I'm a prize winning novelist as Nicola Monaghan, and also write best selling thrillers as Niki Valentine. I've published novels, short stories, articles in magazines and national newspapers and pieces for broadcast on BBC radio. I've also written and produced short films and am working on my first feature.

You can read stories and extracts from my novels on this blog.

You can find my books on Amazon USA or Amazon UK, and on most online retailers.

I'm on YouTube he...

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