Award-winning writer Roanna Gonsalves let us know how to write captivating short stories ahead of her course, Writing Short Stories at Writing NSW, starting on Tuesday 24 March.
We interviewed renowned short story author and teacher, Tegan Bennett Daylight, ahead of her five-month course, Online Feedback: Short Stories.
We interviewed renowned author and good friend of Writing NSW, Roanna Gonsalves, ahead of her one-day course Rewilding the Short Story.
‘The short story form demands a respect for the limitations of time and space, and enables a focus on the particular, the intimate, and the fleeting.’
‘Events help bring people back to books – and if not, at least they will still have had a fun night!’
‘The short story has an intensity that cannot be replicated all the way through a longer text like a novel – that’s when you know it is a successful story.’
‘Reading All the Beloved Ghosts by Alison Macleod is like creeping through someone else’s house and peering into rooms that aren’t yours.’
‘Microfiction relies on the skill of the writer and the imagination of the reader to tell a story. McCreery’s gift is in writing immediately recognisable vignettes.’
‘At its best the short story can simply stick in the memory and haunt the reader for a long time afterwards…’