Revising Your Short Stories

A self-paced, on-demand course from award-winning author Roanna Gonsalves

Enhance your understanding of the short story form and refine your craft in order to create engaging and delightful short stories.

In this self-paced, on-demand course, you’ll develop specific skills and insights into short story writing, including how to understand the shape of stories, and how to use language more creatively. As you progress through the course, you'll undertake a series of exercises to refine an early draft of a short story. Be prepared to ‘kill your darlings’ and to do lots of writing.

This course is appropriate for writers who have completed at least one short story draft, and who want to sharpen their creative writing skills through revision and redrafting.

In this three-hour course from award-winning short story author Roanna Gonsalves, you will:

  • Learn how to think about the shape of short stories
  • Develop your ability to use fresh language and avoid clichés
  • Complete a variety of exercises to refine an early draft of a short story

For more information, see our FAQ below.
Course level: Aspiring, Emerging

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Your Instructor

Roanna Gonsalves
Roanna Gonsalves

Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident, published in India and South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney. The book won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award Multicultural Prize 2018. Roanna holds a PHD and has been teaching and supervising creative writing students. She is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
What level of writer is this course aimed at?
This is course is for aspiring and emerging short story writers. This means writers who are just starting out with writing, or who have formed a writing practice and perhaps had some writing published, or anyone who would like a refresher on revision skills.

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