How to choose a short story writing class
Looking to build your writing skillset, learn more about your genre, or finally finish that short story article you’ve been working on? You’re in the right place. That’s why we built this directory of the best writing courses.
However, creative writing classes aren’t one size fit all. If you’re planning to join a short story writing class in particular, you’ll want to make sure that it matches what you’re seeking to learn about short story writing.
So make sure to consider the following questions when you’re researching short story writing courses:
- Who is the instructor? How many years of experience do they have in short story writing?
- Is there something in particular you’d like to learn about short story writing? Does this course include it?
- How long is the course, and where is it taught?
- How much does the short story writing course cost? Does it fit into your budget?
More short story writing resources
Whether you’re a new or established author, there are always evergreen resources out there to how to get a headstart on short story writing.
Free online materials
- How to Write a Short Story (blog post)
- How to Publish a Short Story (blog post)
- Short Stories (resource)
- Best Short Story Writing Prompts (resource)
- Short Story Ideas (resource)
- For writers in the UK: Writers' & Artists' Yearbook
- For writers in the US: Writer’s Market 2020