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Last Updated: 3 April 2018

West Dean College - Short Course Tutor

Short Story Writing - 11-17 August 2018

I am running two short courses at West Dean College in West Sussex. West Dean College is internationally recognised for conservation and creative arts. It has one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public. A unique place to study, visit or stay, it is a centre of excellence, creativity and tranquillity.

Learn the fundamentals of writing as you develop your ideas into short stories. Through a series of exercises with plenty of feedback discover how to use character, setting, dialogue, conflict and dramatic structure to write and edit your work. Develop skills in finding ideas and working with them to complete stories; whether flash fiction, commercial or other, this course will take you closer to becoming a writer.


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Flash Fiction Writing - 2-4 November 2018

How to write flash fiction stories of up to 1000 words. Through a series of exercises with plenty of feedback learn how to write stories set in vivid worlds with memorable situations. Develop ideas then pare  down words to produce concise, impactful stories.


Booking for this course will open during the summer.

Location: West Dean - The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

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To enrol: Book online at West Dean College

Or for bookings and enquiries: bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk, +44 (0) 1243 818300



For enquiries email me at Contact Me or Tutor[at]RuthBrandt[dot]co[dot]uk