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Writing Better Stories

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About the Course

Explore the key elements of writing fiction and strategies for developing as a writer. This course will give you an understanding of the building blocks of good stories plus approaches to improving your own writing skills.

Please note: This course follows much of what has been covered in Fiction Writing: the basics so if you have done this course recently you may like to look instead at some of the other great creative writing courses we have on offer throughout the year

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"Interesting presenter and a wide breadth of content, very engaging." Mij
Presenter was fantastic, very engaging, very informative & provided practical tools."
"Useful set of practical skills." Robert
"Strong subject matter, knowledge & experience, with capability to convey this well." Elvie
"It was clear Ian was experienced writer and willing to share his learning." Kerryn

About your tutor:
Ian McHugh’s first success as a speculative fiction writer was winning the short story contest at the 2004 Australian national SF convention. Since then he has sold stories to professional and semi-pro magazines, webzines and anthologies in Australia and internationally. His stories have won grand prize in the Writers of the Future contest, been shortlisted five times at Australia’s Aurealis Awards (winning Best Fantasy Short Story in 2010), reprinted in Australian year’s best anthologies, honourably mentioned for world year’s bests and appeared in the Locus and Tangent Online annual Recommended Reading Lists. He graduated from the Clarion West writers’ workshop in 2006. His first collection of short stories, Angel Dust, was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Collection in 2015.


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