Write a short story like a pro -
in just two weeks!
Gain the skills, the method, and the confidence
to write short stories with ease.
If you struggle to write a good story, we take you on a step-by-step guided journey – from idea to completed, polished short story!
Our Story-building Challenge starts on Monday 29 March, after which you’ll write 14 sections of a short story in 14 days!
You’ll have an award-winning writer giving you daily tips and tools as you progress, AND you will receive a professional 3-page report on your story once the challenge is complete.
MONDAY 29 MARCH 2021
- PLACES LIMITED -
TIME REMAINING TO SIGN UP!
This Course Gives You...
Master the Steps of Storytelling and Create a Complete Short Story
Take your short story writing to the next level
Our 14-Day Story-building Challenge will demystify the story-writing process, giving you tools and tricks that you can use for all stories that you write.
Keep up your daily writing habit with a new writing challenge that arrives in your Inbox every day for 14 days. Each challenge comes with a new tool or step that you need to master to progress in your story.
Complete the tasks in private, or, if you enjoy the social interaction with other writers, post your writing in the small Private Facebook Group set up especially for you.
This course is for beginner to intermediate writers.
Reviews from Past Students
‘A great vehicle to create the discipline of writing, fun and informative with the readings and the feedback.’ – Helen Gaudin
‘The course material was fantastic – bite-sized chunks - wonderful additional reading. Very concise and informative. I learnt a lot even if it didn’t always show.’ – Jane Weston
‘I would describe myself as a writing toddler and The Writers College as a sensitive and insightful nanny who made me discover that I can climb stairs - the experience was exhilarating.’ – Claudia Bolz
‘The course exceeded my expectations and provided the structure and motivation to keep writing. Fun, challenging, full of energy. Thank you for the journey.’ – Judy Port
‘I feel like my Muse had a makeover: fresh, happier and definitely wiser.’ – Princy Kiran
Tutors for this Challenge
Award-winning editor, author and scriptwriter, Hayley Leibowitz has had a 25-year career in the media world. She has written for daily soap opera and television drama, including popular telenovella, Isidingo and series like Ashes to Ashes and High Rollers. As part of a writing team she has tackled everything from brainstorming meetings with producers to storylining, script editing and of course, scriptwriting.
Currently working as a magazine editor, she is also building her career as a romance author. Writing under a pen name, she has been published by Waterhouse Press and Liquid Silver Publishing. She has also self-published five novellas and three full-length contemporary romances so far. In addition, Hayley completed a middle-grade children’s manuscript through a course with The Writers College’s very own Helen Brain.
As an experienced journalist and editor, Hayley holds a BJourn from Rhodes University. In 2003, she was awarded second place in the Roche International Award for Obesity Journalism in the Medical category.
3 Secrets to Creating Believable Characters
- Consider 3 decisions you need to make for each character
- Complete 5 tasks
Creating a Setting
- Learn about 4 important aspects of setting
- Complete 3 tasks
- Discover the 4 elements of plot
- Complete 4 tasks
7 Steps to Building a Story
- Explore the 7 steps to building a story
- Complete 4 tasks
Sign up for the
14-Day Story-building Challenge
for a discounted rate.
NZ $167, ZAR 1670, £ 86
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