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Short Story Writing — Part-time

Course outline

We all have a story to tell, learn how to craft your story. Take real-life or fictional events to create a well-paced plot. Use realistic characters, convincing dialogue and add twists to produce a memorable story.

Your story could be a competition winner. Suitable for beginners, improvers and writers who want to master the craft of short fiction.

On this course you will learn to:

  • Follow free writing exercises to develop short inspirational fiction
  • Build engaging character profiles
  • Structure and shape a plot
  • Follow a thematic approach
  • Use conflict to drive character interactions
  • Utilise settings to provide a descriptive backdrop
  • Organise a portfolio of short fiction for submission or publication.

You will achieve objectives by taking part in group activities, completing written activities, online quizzes and other interactive activities both during the session and by completing independent learning activities in your own time.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Stoney Street

Start: Thursday 11th January 2024

End: Thursday 21st March 2024

Time: 6:00pm - 8:15pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £101.25

Course code: C047751 / Q047752


College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of English as you will be required to complete a short workbook with the help of your tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete a short workbook and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area. Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College. You will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid your next steps.