So you’ve written the first draft of a short story. Congratulations! But if your ultimate aim is publication, where do you go from here?
All short stories require revision and editing before they go out to readers, but it can be difficult to know where to start. This workshop will give writers the necessary tools to improve a draft from the overall structure down to individual sentences. Learn how to think like a reader in order to develop and maintain tension, eliminate redundancies and streamline your prose. With a focus on purpose and a strong new draft, attendees can then begin to explore appropriate publishing opportunities for their short fiction.
Brooke Dunnell is a Perth-born short story writer whose work has twice featured in Best Australian Stories. She has been published in the journals Westerly, Meanjin, and :etchingsmelb, and the collections Fire (Margaret River Press), New Australian Stories 2 (Scribe), and Allnighter (Cardigan Press). Her stories have also appeared on ABC Radio National. She has previously lectured and tutored in creative writing at the University of Western Australia, where she received her PhD in 2012.