The common thread among Stephen King, Charles Bukowski, Ray Bradbury, and Kurt Vonnegut is that they all embarked on their careers by writing short stories, a trend that many of your favorite authors also followed.
If you're considering embarking on your writing journey, there are compelling reasons why you should consider writing short stories and enrolling in this course.
Less Daunting than a Novel
If the prospect of writing a novel feels overwhelming, starting with short stories can serve as a less intimidating entry point into fiction writing.
Path to Becoming a Skilled Fiction Writer
Writing short stories can pave the way for you to become a proficient fiction writer and eventually publish books.
Guidance for Beginners
If you're unsure where to begin with writing a short story, this course can provide the necessary guidance and structure to kickstart your journey.
Expression of Ideas in Fiction
Short stories offer a platform to effectively convey your ideas through the medium of fiction, enabling you to explore diverse narratives and themes.
Refinement of Writing Skills
Engaging in short story writing can help you refine and enhance your writing abilities, allowing you to develop a strong command over the craft of storytelling.
Discovery of Writing Voice
Through writing short stories, you can discover and refine your unique writing voice, a crucial aspect of establishing a distinct authorial identity.
Insights into Publishing and Marketing
By enrolling in this course, you can gain valuable insights into the contemporary landscape of publishing and learn effective strategies for marketing your stories this year and beyond.
Path to Publishing and Literary Representation
Writing and publishing short stories can serve as a stepping stone towards securing literary representation and initiating your journey as a published author.
Personal Testimonial and Course Foundation
The instructor's personal experience forms the foundation of this course, drawing from a journey that began with a single short story and has since led to numerous publications across various platforms. This experience has not only facilitated improvements in writing but has also enabled the exploration of diverse creative avenues, including podcasting, book publishing, novel writing, and discourse on writing and creativity.
Moreover, the course curriculum is enriched by the instructor's extensive engagement with relevant literature, articles, and participation in various writing courses, ensuring a well-rounded and informed learning experience for aspiring writers.
Who this course is for
- Beginning Short Story Writers
- Beginning Writers
- Beginning Fiction Writers
- Intermediate Short Story Writers
- The course was excellent. As a beginner short story writer I found it was filled with on-point materials and tips that every beginner writer ought to know. What I found I liked best about the course, was the genuine personal experience the instructor supplied, that gave much insight. Thank you for a wonderful course! ~ S G
- The instructor was very detailed and answered any past questions, I had. It was easy to follow along ~ Ronnie M
- Some useful, honest information. Excellent quotations throughout. Instructor cares deeply about the content and does his best to share helpful information and personal experiences ~ D Monzingo
- This course is perfect for those who are wondering how to begin their writing journey. It’s got great insights to get you started along with some self publishing tools. Do check it out ~ Sujona C
- It is beneficial and up to now I have learned a lot. I have hidden techniques of good writing. Thank you ~ M Ouhassi
- I enjoyed the course. I went all the way through and now am ready to write. I have a couple of ideas but will start with one and finish a first draft ~ Lonnie H
- I have already have a self-published book, and wanted to improve my writing skills. The next project I am working is - collection of short stories, hence I picked up this course. As you listen to Nick, you realise these modules are so helpful and informative. Nick gave his own personal experiences - be it about the writing technique, schedule, publishing, tools to use, these were so relatable and eye-opening. Every aspect of a short story from plot to character to dialogues to a structure has been explained well. This course gave me a lot of food for thought and retrospection. Thank you Nick and wish you all the success. I would definitely recommend this course to others and follow you on some of the platforms ~ B Tewari
- I thought the course was very well thought out and easy to digest. It felt like I was meeting an old friend for coffee and asking him to walk me through the lessons he learned on his way to getting his work published. The different modules were short and to the point which I really appreciated. As a working mom of three kids under 12, I do not have time for lengthy discussions on topics that can be summarized quickly. Nick provided a great deal information and this course is a great springboard to start one's path to getting stories out there. I especially enjoyed reading some of the books and watching the you tube videos he recommended. Overall, the course was well thought out and very enjoyable ~ S Cosgrove
- I have really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot of things that I either didn't know or had forgotten. I also like the pacing and the style of the tutor ~ Wanjira G
- I am a beginner to writing. I am working on my first short story book so this course came in very useful. The course takes you in a logical way through the information step by step. It is explained clearly and worth the money. I would recommend it ~ D Beaufort
- This is, by far, the best course on writing short stories. Nick takes your hand and guides you through the whole process of getting a short story done. From the thought in your mind and the feeling of daring, till the satisfaction of the finished product. He even lets you take part in his community of authors where you can share your work and keep improving. We are talking not only of a man who knows his craft but also who loves what he does. Regarding the course: Both in form and substance is flawless. Clear, concise, no-nonsense. As a satisfied customer and proud member of his community, all I have to say is that I not only tweaked what I already knew, but I also picked on things I never knew existed. So, if you are willing to walk the walk, here is the best place to start ~ M Abbate
- I already have one book of short stories under my belt but I still learned some nuggets with this course. For me, the most valuable parts were Nick's own personal experiences - how his routine works, what kind of marketing and publishing worked for him, and his favourite writing classes and references. It was a solid review of the basic concepts and recommended to beginner/intermediate writers ~ Lynn J
- The teacher is confident and knowledgable. The basics or writing were all covered in the course and a student will not leave ignorant ~ Somto
What you'll learn
- Structuring a story
- Character building
- Writing dialogue
- We’ll also cover other aspects of the writing process:
- How you can come up with ideas
- How to find your voice
- How to develop a writing habit
- How to publish and market your stories in the current age
- In this course I will teach you to write a short story from start to finish. Let’s begin!
No requirements necessary.