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Writing Great Short Stories with Alex Davis

31 January @ 18:30 - 20:30

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An event every week that begins at 18:30 on Monday, repeating until 31 January, 2022


About this event

Kick-off your 2022 writing goals with Alex, where you’ll explore the popular medium of short stories, looking at the history of the form and how the short story is defined.

You’ll look at the hook, at characterisation in short stories, the specifics of pacing and structure in the form and much more.

This 2-part course serves as an ideal introduction for anyone new to the form, or a helpful reminder for anyone returning to short fiction!




Throughout this course you will…

  • Explore the definition and a short history of the form.
  • Examine key elements of short fiction, including the hook and the twist.
  • Understand elements of characterisation and pacing in short stories




About Alex Davis…

Alex Davis is a writer, lecturer and literature professional based in Derby. He is currently MA Programme Lead (jobshare) and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Derby, and has been running workshops and writing courses in the East Midlands since 2010. He is the creator of the popular Edge-Lit event, an annual fantasy, horror and science-fiction festival, and the UK Ghost Story Festival, both running in Derby. As an author, he has had more than 50 short stories and poems published, as well as a novel (The Last War) and a non-fiction film book (Martyrs: A Personal Perspective).




Book your place…





This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. A link with access instructions will be emailed to you shortly before the workshop is due to start. If you have any questions about using Zoom, please email us at admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk


31 January
18:30 - 20:30
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