Write a Short Story in One Day

Write a Short Story
in One Day

Surprise yourself at what you can achieve...

This course is ideal for: Anyone who has felt daunted by writing short fiction

If this course were a song:
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith






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Succeed under pressure

Have you ever written a story in five hours flat?  Join inspiring author Carmel Bird and make it happen!

  • One hour of inspiration.
  • Four hours of writing.
  • 20 minute one-on-one session with Carmel Bird.
  • One hour of reading drafts aloud.

Discover the pleasure of writing under pressure. Take home a fresh draft of a new story.

This one-day course is for writers with some experience of writing short fiction. One of the key elements in writing stories is a lifetime of reading stories. Just as listening to music stimulates you to make music, reading fiction equips you to transform your own ideas and feelings into stories – stories with all the elements:

  • Plot
  • Tone
  • Structure
  • Point of view
  • Characters
  • Dialogue
  • Language
  • Theme
  • Moral position.

An inspiring challenge

Whatever you write – within the frame of reality, leaping off into fantasy, dealing in romance or crime, or choosing to be highly experimental – the fact remains that you must put in the time and effort to produce a story. Should the time and effort be spread over days, weeks, even months? Well they can be. But in Write a Short Story in One Day you concentrate everything you’ve got into, you guessed it, one day.

Think of it like an exam. Pressure. Think you can’t work under pressure? Try. Give yourself the challenge. Stop dreaming and start writing. Draft a story in one day. Transform your ideas into narrative – do it FAST. There is enough time tomorrow for you to reconsider, redraft – but don’t linger too long over draft after draft after draft.

Carmel Bird is renowned as an inspirational teacher of writing, and she will give you the confidence to write your story.


We’ll bring the world-class course content, industry-savvy presenters and a diverse community of like-minded people.
You just bring yourself.