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Comma Press Short Story Course: The Blogs

Phil Olsen is currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. Blogging for us throughout our Comma Press Short Story Course, Phil kept us up to date with the skills, techniques and genres the group were studying.

Here we've collected all of Phil's blogs from the course, so you can catch up, and be entertained by his tales from the workshops.

You can book you place now on our next Short Story Course with Comma Press, starting on Wed 5 Oct.


Workshop 1: "Allow yourself to write badly" - An introduction to introductions.

Workshop 2: "Twitsed tales and tilted heads" - Discovering the Epical story.

Workshop 3: "The reader becomes the writer" - Lyrical stories and open-ended narratives.

Workshop 4: "The mundane and the fantastic (together at last" - Artifice and absurdity.

Workshop 5: "What does your character want?"the fundamentals of character, dialogue and description.

Workshop 6: "The end is only the end of the first draft" - Editing, formatting and submitting your work.

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