Find Time to Write and Publish Short Stories

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Course Description

I believe that you can take any dream, goal or task, and break it down into small steps, and achieve what you want bit by bit, day by day. This beginners course breaks down short story writing into small steps - all of them practical. Follow the activities throughout and you'll be writing short stories by the end of the course. I also take you through a tried and tested method to get your short stories published, that starts exactly where you are, and give you loads of resources to follow up.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners who want to have a go at writing short stories
  • Writers who want to take a fresh look at short story writing

Expected Outcomes

  1. You'll establish a writing habit You'll be able to design, draft, and finish a short story You'll know how to research opportunities for publication and send your work out into the world Requirements Willingness to try out practical writing activities using the lectures as a guide Willingness to research opportunities for publication using the resources provided It's not essential, but if you're an absolute beginner, you might want to have a look at my free course called 'Starting to Write' first Description I believe that you can take any dream, goal or task, and break it down into small steps, and achieve what you want bit by bit, day by day. This beginners course breaks down short story writing into small steps - all of them practical. Follow the activities throughout and you'll be writing short stories by the end of the course. I also take you through a tried and tested method to get your short stories published, that starts exactly where you are, and give you loads of resources to follow up. Who this course is for: Beginners who want to have a go at writing short stories Writers who want to take a fresh look at short story writing Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 67 lectures • 3h 51m total length Expand all sections Welcome to the course 8 lectures • 34min Use this to create a story today Preview 01:00 What has cake making got to do with writing short stories? Preview 05:00 Welcome Preview 04:00 Why write short stories 04:36 Introducing the Small Steps Method 05:12 An Overview of the Ten-Step Plan 03:21 Should you write for the market? 01:45 How to write a story in a day Preview 08:56 Step One: Preparing for Success 3 lectures • 11min The Power of Reading 02:42 Discover your thing 05:15 Preparing for success: get writing 02:40 Step Two: Don't start with an idea 2 lectures • 4min Direct observation from life, and why it's so powerful 01:52 Don't start with an idea: get writing 02:30 Test your skills so far 3 questions Step Three: Write what you love 2 lectures • 5min What do you love? 02:14 Write what you love: get writing 03:00 Step Four: Spend some time with yourself 2 lectures • 5min Why spend time with yourself? 02:00 Spend some time with yourself: get writing 03:10 Step Five: Where do you get your ideas from? 3 lectures • 7min Creating ideas from your source material 02:50 How to commit to a story idea 02:50 Idea generation: get writing 01:42 Step Six: Create some characters 3 lectures • 8min Populate your story 01:50 Characters need problems 01:50 Create some characters: get writing 04:40 Step Seven: Be mean 8 lectures • 31min Now be mean! 05:32 Structuring your story 03:15 Why build a world for your characters? 04:02 Problems and Character Goals 04:15 The Narrative Arc 04:18 Where to find out more about story structure 04:20 Be mean: get writing 02:16 Story structure: get writing 02:36 Step Eight: Drafting and Redrafting 3 lectures • 8min Drafing and Redrafting 02:42 Drafting and Redrafting: get writing 03:30 Your final edit 02:10 Step Nine: Divide by three 3 lectures • 12min A simple but powerful structuring technique Preview 02:38 How long should my story be? 06:56 Divide by three: get writing Preview 02:31 2 more sections Instructor Louise Tondeur Writer and teacher 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,102 Reviews 42,092 Students 6 Courses I've published two novels with Headline Review, The Water’s Edge and The Haven Home for Delinquent Girls , and I've been teaching for 25 years. I've also published a book on time management, a short story collection and several writing guides. I help creative people find time to write amongst the hectic-ness of everyday life. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'678368675b4f5422',m:'9225cb596be296c95bdc733ffbb71a8257cd2cdc-1627866431-1800-AfG5CJ1qSrg9UTEpkHNfM0UlvXXyxHMyBSzNql0A41yQNs1K417ZTSQPDXu+gyDLmbwJ5JPjueAnQuVls7w3Em5RnjZU+QyWxuWRBhGhucJCZxIiKd8GJA5pBZnBoBJGPfJCxrJrhKhaMOMse9nEDtygRirYtIOw700Shv7+qpej',s:[0x4437828a32,0x45c2af1e52],}})();
  2. You'll be able to design, draft, and finish a short story You'll know how to research opportunities for publication and send your work out into the world Requirements Willingness to try out practical writing activities using the lectures as a guide Willingness to research opportunities for publication using the resources provided It's not essential, but if you're an absolute beginner, you might want to have a look at my free course called 'Starting to Write' first Description I believe that you can take any dream, goal or task, and break it down into small steps, and achieve what you want bit by bit, day by day. This beginners course breaks down short story writing into small steps - all of them practical. Follow the activities throughout and you'll be writing short stories by the end of the course. I also take you through a tried and tested method to get your short stories published, that starts exactly where you are, and give you loads of resources to follow up. Who this course is for: Beginners who want to have a go at writing short stories Writers who want to take a fresh look at short story writing Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 67 lectures • 3h 51m total length Expand all sections Welcome to the course 8 lectures • 34min Use this to create a story today Preview 01:00 What has cake making got to do with writing short stories? Preview 05:00 Welcome Preview 04:00 Why write short stories 04:36 Introducing the Small Steps Method 05:12 An Overview of the Ten-Step Plan 03:21 Should you write for the market? 01:45 How to write a story in a day Preview 08:56 Step One: Preparing for Success 3 lectures • 11min The Power of Reading 02:42 Discover your thing 05:15 Preparing for success: get writing 02:40 Step Two: Don't start with an idea 2 lectures • 4min Direct observation from life, and why it's so powerful 01:52 Don't start with an idea: get writing 02:30 Test your skills so far 3 questions Step Three: Write what you love 2 lectures • 5min What do you love? 02:14 Write what you love: get writing 03:00 Step Four: Spend some time with yourself 2 lectures • 5min Why spend time with yourself? 02:00 Spend some time with yourself: get writing 03:10 Step Five: Where do you get your ideas from? 3 lectures • 7min Creating ideas from your source material 02:50 How to commit to a story idea 02:50 Idea generation: get writing 01:42 Step Six: Create some characters 3 lectures • 8min Populate your story 01:50 Characters need problems 01:50 Create some characters: get writing 04:40 Step Seven: Be mean 8 lectures • 31min Now be mean! 05:32 Structuring your story 03:15 Why build a world for your characters? 04:02 Problems and Character Goals 04:15 The Narrative Arc 04:18 Where to find out more about story structure 04:20 Be mean: get writing 02:16 Story structure: get writing 02:36 Step Eight: Drafting and Redrafting 3 lectures • 8min Drafing and Redrafting 02:42 Drafting and Redrafting: get writing 03:30 Your final edit 02:10 Step Nine: Divide by three 3 lectures • 12min A simple but powerful structuring technique Preview 02:38 How long should my story be? 06:56 Divide by three: get writing Preview 02:31 2 more sections Instructor Louise Tondeur Writer and teacher 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,102 Reviews 42,092 Students 6 Courses I've published two novels with Headline Review, The Water’s Edge and The Haven Home for Delinquent Girls , and I've been teaching for 25 years. I've also published a book on time management, a short story collection and several writing guides. I help creative people find time to write amongst the hectic-ness of everyday life. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'678368675b4f5422',m:'9225cb596be296c95bdc733ffbb71a8257cd2cdc-1627866431-1800-AfG5CJ1qSrg9UTEpkHNfM0UlvXXyxHMyBSzNql0A41yQNs1K417ZTSQPDXu+gyDLmbwJ5JPjueAnQuVls7w3Em5RnjZU+QyWxuWRBhGhucJCZxIiKd8GJA5pBZnBoBJGPfJCxrJrhKhaMOMse9nEDtygRirYtIOw700Shv7+qpej',s:[0x4437828a32,0x45c2af1e52],}})();
  3. You'll know how to research opportunities for publication and send your work out into the world Requirements Willingness to try out practical writing activities using the lectures as a guide Willingness to research opportunities for publication using the resources provided It's not essential, but if you're an absolute beginner, you might want to have a look at my free course called 'Starting to Write' first Description I believe that you can take any dream, goal or task, and break it down into small steps, and achieve what you want bit by bit, day by day. This beginners course breaks down short story writing into small steps - all of them practical. Follow the activities throughout and you'll be writing short stories by the end of the course. I also take you through a tried and tested method to get your short stories published, that starts exactly where you are, and give you loads of resources to follow up. Who this course is for: Beginners who want to have a go at writing short stories Writers who want to take a fresh look at short story writing Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 67 lectures • 3h 51m total length Expand all sections Welcome to the course 8 lectures • 34min Use this to create a story today Preview 01:00 What has cake making got to do with writing short stories? Preview 05:00 Welcome Preview 04:00 Why write short stories 04:36 Introducing the Small Steps Method 05:12 An Overview of the Ten-Step Plan 03:21 Should you write for the market? 01:45 How to write a story in a day Preview 08:56 Step One: Preparing for Success 3 lectures • 11min The Power of Reading 02:42 Discover your thing 05:15 Preparing for success: get writing 02:40 Step Two: Don't start with an idea 2 lectures • 4min Direct observation from life, and why it's so powerful 01:52 Don't start with an idea: get writing 02:30 Test your skills so far 3 questions Step Three: Write what you love 2 lectures • 5min What do you love? 02:14 Write what you love: get writing 03:00 Step Four: Spend some time with yourself 2 lectures • 5min Why spend time with yourself? 02:00 Spend some time with yourself: get writing 03:10 Step Five: Where do you get your ideas from? 3 lectures • 7min Creating ideas from your source material 02:50 How to commit to a story idea 02:50 Idea generation: get writing 01:42 Step Six: Create some characters 3 lectures • 8min Populate your story 01:50 Characters need problems 01:50 Create some characters: get writing 04:40 Step Seven: Be mean 8 lectures • 31min Now be mean! 05:32 Structuring your story 03:15 Why build a world for your characters? 04:02 Problems and Character Goals 04:15 The Narrative Arc 04:18 Where to find out more about story structure 04:20 Be mean: get writing 02:16 Story structure: get writing 02:36 Step Eight: Drafting and Redrafting 3 lectures • 8min Drafing and Redrafting 02:42 Drafting and Redrafting: get writing 03:30 Your final edit 02:10 Step Nine: Divide by three 3 lectures • 12min A simple but powerful structuring technique Preview 02:38 How long should my story be? 06:56 Divide by three: get writing Preview 02:31 2 more sections Instructor Louise Tondeur Writer and teacher 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,102 Reviews 42,092 Students 6 Courses I've published two novels with Headline Review, The Water’s Edge and The Haven Home for Delinquent Girls , and I've been teaching for 25 years. I've also published a book on time management, a short story collection and several writing guides. I help creative people find time to write amongst the hectic-ness of everyday life. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'678368675b4f5422',m:'9225cb596be296c95bdc733ffbb71a8257cd2cdc-1627866431-1800-AfG5CJ1qSrg9UTEpkHNfM0UlvXXyxHMyBSzNql0A41yQNs1K417ZTSQPDXu+gyDLmbwJ5JPjueAnQuVls7w3Em5RnjZU+QyWxuWRBhGhucJCZxIiKd8GJA5pBZnBoBJGPfJCxrJrhKhaMOMse9nEDtygRirYtIOw700Shv7+qpej',s:[0x4437828a32,0x45c2af1e52],}})();