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Getting Started with Short Stories
Module 1: Introduction to Short Stories
Meet Your Tutor (2:11)
What is a Short Story?
Short Story Collections Reading List
Module 2: Setting
Introduction to Setting
Exercise 2.1: Country Road Night
Exercise 2.2: A Different Atmosphere
Exercise 2.3: Five Objects
Exercise 2.4: Location, Time & Atmosphere
Module 3: Characterisation
Introduction to Character
Direct vs Indirect Characterisation
Exercise 3.1: Old Italian Woman
Exercise 3.2: "Bullet" Rewritten
Exercise 3.3: Do You Have the Time?
Module 4: Point of View
Introduction to POV
Exercise 4.1: POV
Third Person Narration
Exercise 4.2: Third Person Practice
Exercise 4.3: Third Person Objective Practice
Module 5: Story Ideas and Plot
Exercise 5.1: Take Your Notepad for a Walk
Exercise 5.2: What Happens Next?
Exercise 5.3: Life Is Messy
Exercise 5.4: Experiment!
Exercise 5.5: Choose a Title
Plot and Structure
Plot and Structure Examples
Exercise 5.6: From Beginning to End
Recommended Contemporary Australian Short Story Collections
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