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The Short Story Writing Certificate Course is for you, if you wish to write professionally or as a hobby, you will learn the skills and techniques required to write a successful short story and develop it throughout the course. You will be able to plan, write, submit, and sell your own commercial short stories. This course will cover generating ideas that will form the basis of sharp, compelling short stories, reading modern fiction with a critical eye to gain further understanding of the form, a wide range of key skills and writing techniques including plot, character, dialogue, structure and point-of-view. The course will also provide you with publishing ideas and resources for continuing your writing after the course is finished.

                                              “Master the Art of Short Story Writing with The World’s Foremost Writing Guru”

* Harness your imagination quickly

* Acquire the writing habit easily

* Discover how to make your stories more commercial

* Learn the habits of professional writers in just a few hours

* Begin a new career as an author

* Finally understand the needs of mainstream publishers and editors

 Discover the reality of a writer’s life, taught to you by the author of over thirty bestsellers.

This course will take you on a thrilling journey, from acquiring the working writer’s mindset to thinking of compelling ideas; from learning how to structure stories for maximum effect to correctly formatting and submitting your stories to editors and publishers.

At the end of this course you can expect to be able to write commercial short stories easily and perhaps begin a whole new career as a freelance, paid author.

Rob Parnell has been teaching writing for almost two decades. That experience has been synthesized into this unique course, then specifically designed and structured to help the beginner move from wannabe writer to professional wordsmith.

Starting with an introduction to the writer’s mindset, the course first focuses on mental preparation, ideal time management, goal-setting, and the importance of strong self-belief. There are pre-designed templates to aid in your understanding of these issues.

In part two of the course, we look at inspiration and getting ideas, finding subject matter for your stories, as well as providing a clear guide to the fiction genres: romance, thrillers, horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

In the third section, Rob Parnell reveals the tips and tactics of professional writers with crucial guidance on the creation of protagonists, building empathy, character motivation and agenda, dialogue, story setting, style, tone, description, point-of-view, plotting and much more. You will also discover the 7-Step Story Generator – a tool that allows you to develop and test any fiction idea. Plus, learn the ideal 5-Point Story Structure as well as how to easily create templates on which to hang commercial short stories.

Along the way, there are text-based courses on character creation, plotting, and a special presentation of The Art of Story, a downloadable resource that fully explains the more technical aspects of ideal story structure. Rob also hosts a section on writing software, presenting the solution to any writer’s needs.

In part four, we explore the actual writing: how to write fluidly, without blocks, for maximum impact. How to create arresting opening paragraphs and compelling text. And, how to edit professionally for submission and publication.

In part five, discover how to find and approach paying short story markets. A full market listing is available with the course. For those who want to self-publish, and start making money immediately, Rob presents crucial advice on formatting and publication through Amazon Kindle.

This course is fully mentored – Rob is available on-line throughout your course journey to answer queries, offer guidance, and give support. Your very own writing guru is just a click away (via the Academy Console.)

At the end of this course, you will possess a clear understanding of the short story marketplace and will therefore be ideally placed to compete in this exciting and fast-growing new career opportunity. At the very least, you’ll be able to write fabulous short stories that people will love and admire!

Plus, check out the bonus items at the bottom of this page!

Course Curriculum

Introduction
Introduction to Short Story Writing FREE 00:05:00
Foreword
Who Am I to Run This Course? FREE 00:06:00
It’s All About Mindset 00:07:00
What Tools Do You Need To Succeed? 00:05:00
Part One: Mindset
Mental Preparation 00:04:00
Time Management 00:05:00
Self Belief 00:02:00
Goal Setting 00:01:00
Part Two: The Basics
Subject Matter 00:04:00
Genre 00:07:00
Scope 00:02:00
Getting Ideas 00:02:00
Part Three: Construction Time
The 7-Step Story Generator 00:02:00
Characters & Character Creation 00:03:00
Creating Protagonists 00:07:00
Character Motivation & Interactions 00:03:00
Story & Setting 00:03:00
The 5-Point Story Structure 00:02:00
Style & Tone 00:02:00
Point of View & Tense 00:03:00
Plotting & The Twist 00:03:00
Building a Short Story Template 00:02:00
Building a Short Story Template 00:02:00
Introduction to Scrivener
All Hail Scrivener! 00:04:00
Part Four: Writing Your Story
The Opening Paragraph 00:03:00
Fast Writing 00:04:00
The Second Draft 00:03:00
Polishing 00:04:00
Part Five: Submitting Your Work 6 Lectures
It’s All About Presentation 00:03:00
Dealing With Rejection 00:01:00
Rights and Payment 00:01:00
Kindle Publishing 00:03:00
Conclusion Short Stories 00:01:00
Resources
Resources – Short Story Writing Certificate Course 00:00:00

FAQs

This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.

After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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