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Writing your way to becoming a published author

Our 8 part online short story writing course, ‘Writing your way to become a published author’ will guide you through the stages of developing and writing your short story, with the aim to publish your story and become a published author.

Over the 8 weeks our tutor Lydia Vincent will help you to develop your story by exploring the skills needed to make your ideas come to life in the form of a short story, using the processes that will work for you.

Area’s Lydia will be covering include, story timeline mapping, what genres are best for you, character development, show doesn’t tell, writing dialogue, and editing.

Each session will take you closer to the goal of completing your short story, which we plan to publish.
This eight-week course will run for 2 hours each week, on Wednesday evenings, between 7:00pm and 9:00pm GMT.

The course starts on Wednesday 14th August and ends on Wednesday 14th October

This course is non-refundable

Please see here for required technical specifications

Access to our virtual classroom and guidance on how to access will be provided no later than 24hrs before the course is due to start.

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  • Lydia Vincent
    Lydia Vincent
    Creative Writing Lecturer

    After finishing her BA in English at the University of Exeter in 2016, Lydia stayed at the university to complete her MA in Creative Writing the following year. Building on a story idea from that course, Lydia wrote Inside the Box, which received a high commendation from the judges at the Costa Short Story Award in 2019. She continues to write creatively, both as a fiction writer and poet, having a soft spot for the short story. Having recently trained to be a teacher – again at the University of Exeter – Lydia has recently taken to the South West comedy scene doing stand up.

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