Sunday 12th June. 10.30am – 4.30am. Tickets £40 / £35
This workshop event sold out in Melbourne at Writers Victoria and Waterstones Piccadilly, London.
You’ll find out what competition judges and journal editors look for in a short story and how to avoid the rejection pile. You’ll write a short piece and get feedback on that crucial story opening. In a form where every word counts, get tips on staying focused on your story and where to start the action. You’ll also look at submission opportunities; how to find them and where you should be sending your stories.
“Fantastic! Practical, targeted advice like this is wonderful!” “This was my fav course yet! Informative, entertaining, and engaging. Hard to beat.”
“I emerged from the sleepy hamlet of my writing infancy last Saturday and was sky-rocketed, hurricaned, tsunamied, autobahned and g-forced out of my head by Paul McVeigh’s “That Killer First Page” Masterclass at Waterstones, Piccadilly. He’s on top of his game, gives instinctive, constructive criticism and in a few short hours, had conveyed the essence of how to make a story compelling and unputdownable from the first few lines. Get on one of his courses if you can.”
Paul McVeigh’s short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He has read his work for BBC Radio 5, at the International Conference on the Short Story in Vienna, Belfast Book Festival and the Cork International Short Story Festival. Paul’s short story blog shares writing opportunities and advice and gets 40,000 hits a month internationally.
Paul is Director of London Short Story Festival. He is a reader and judge for national and international short story competitions.