New Writing South, Brighton. Saturday 10 October 2015, 10.00am–1.00pm
Find out what competition judges and journal editors look for in a short story and how to avoid the rejection pile. Write and get feedback on that crucial story opening.
You’ll look at:
How to get the attention of competition judges and editors
Writing fiction with emotional impact
Writing that killer first page
How to edit your story
Where to send your work
This event sold out in Bath, Belfast, Melbourne at Writers Victoria, Waterstones Piccadilly, London and Cork World Book Festival.
“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.”This year Paul is judging:
The sole judge of the Bare Ficton Short Story Prize. Deadline: 31 October