STORY CRAFT
AN INTRODUCTION TO SHORT STORY WRITING

We all tell stories, but when we sit down to write one, often the words don't flow. Usually this isn't a question of talent or inspiration, but simply of knowing how to proceed. Story Craft focuses on five practical aspects of the storytelling process that will help you shape gripping, fully developed short stories.


A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR WRITERS

Our intimate, 2-hour classes meet once a week for 10 weeks, offering writers a supportive environment where they can explore and talk about their writing. In class, we: 

  • share and comment on each other's work (workshopping)
  • get targeted instruction with weekly assignments and readings
  • do creative writing exercises that will grow into short stories


+ COURSE OUTLINE

CLASS 1 | RESPECTING THE MOMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO STORY CRAFT

CLASS 2 | PLOT PART 1: FROM OPENING TO ARC

CLASS 3 | PLOT PART 2: PLOT IN ACTION

CLASS 4 | WRITING BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS

CLASS 5 | FINDING YOUR VOICE

CLASS 6 | DIALOGUE: MAKING IT FLOW

CLASS 7 | LIVE STORYTELLING: PERFORMING A STORY LIVE

CLASS 8 | FLASH FICTION: KEEPING IT SHORT

CLASS 9 | THE MANY FACES OF DESCRIPTION

CLASS 10 | HOOKS & CLOSERS: HOW TO DRAW THEM IN WITH A FIRST PARAGRAPH AND LET THEM GO HOME HAPPY


STORY CRAFT ONLINE

All writers registered in Story Craft will also have access to Story Craft Online, a virtual resource that complements the course with links to articles, videos and further reading.

Check out the first class here: 


OUR NEXT COURSE

Story Craft is currently running. The next Story Craft course will start on April 25, 2017. Register now to book your spot. Space is limited to 8 students.


IMPORTANT INFO

Course starts: April 25, 2017
Weeks: 10
When: Tuesday 18:00-20:00
Where: Write CY
Language: English
Ages: 17+
Cost: €200 *

* PAYABLE IN TWO INSTALLMENTS OF €100. RETIREES & STUDENTS WITH A VALID ID ARE ENTITLED TO A 25% DISCOUNT.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

MAX SHERIDAN

Max has taught short fiction and storytelling workshops at European University Cyprus, the English School, the American Academy in Nicosia, Elenion Nursery School, and at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation's Book Me Festival. At Write CY, he also teaches Story Craft Junior, a creative writing course for teens, and Creative Blogging, a course on creative web content writing. From 2005-2007, Max wrote features for the Cyprus Mail. His short fiction has appeared in a number of publications in the US, UK and elsewhere. He’s the director of Write CY and co-director of Storyline Creatives, where he helps other people tell their stories. Find Max at maxsheridanlit.com.


ABOUT WRITE CY

WRITE CY is a Nicosia-based creative space dedicated to creative writing and community storytelling. We're passionate about opening up the creative writing experience to the public. We also host and organize community-sourced events and projects like the Comic Book Project and our monthly Open Mic Nights at Prozak Kafeneio.