Writing Short Stories

An Eyrie Press course, written and delivered by Megan Taylor and Giselle Leeb

As well as being a respected genre in its own right, the short story is an excellent crash course in many elements of fiction. At under 5,000 words (and often much less), they can feel more manageable and less overwhelming than writing a novel.

Your tutors

The course has been developed, written and delivered especially for Eyrie Press by Megan Taylor and Giselle Leeb, and we are so happy to have them working with us. As well as being highly talented and experienced writers who have had their own short stories published, they run many creative writing workshops and courses, including working with Writing School East Midlands.

Megan and Giselle will guide you through the whole process. The course is suitable for all writers, even if you have no prior experience. And it's not just aimed at writers seeking publication. Writing can be extremely therapeutic, as a way of working through emotions, or as a welcome escape. If you just want to write with no intention of showing your work to any but your nearest and dearest (and maybe not even them!), then this course is for you too.

There are six sections:
  • Getting started
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot & Structure
  • Editing and Ways of Telling
  • Submitting

Each section uses a mixture of video presentations, exercises and downloadable notes. Since it’s all online, you can work at your own pace, whether that means taking three months or covering it all in a fortnight. It’s up to you!

Course Curriculum

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  Section 1 - Getting Started
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  Section 2 - Character
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  Section 3 - Setting
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  Section 4 - Plot and Structure
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  Section 5 - Editing and Refining
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Each section contains material for a complete workshop covering one aspect of writing short stories.

All together, the course is the equivalent of six weeks worth of workshops - but you can follow it at your own pace, and all from the comfort of your own home.

Sign up for the entire course at a cost of less than £15 for each workshop.

Get 75% off until 30 November 2020

If you live in our area (Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk, Suffolk or Lincolnshire),

you can receive a 75% discount as an introductory offer, bringing the cost down to just £20.

Email us at [email protected], stating your name and postcode, to obtain your coupon code.

The coupon will be valid for purchases until 30 November 2020,
but you will have access to the course for six months from purchase.


Single payment

You will gain access to the whole course immediately. Your access lasts for six months from the date of payment.