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Writing a Short Story–Getting Started

Learn how to structure, write and publish a great creative short story, starting from scratch!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 5m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Writing a short story is easy–if you know what you’re doing.
If you’re sick of vague writing advice that confuses and paralyzes you, this course is for you. In a step-by-step fashion, you’ll learn the absolute essentials for writing fiction stories–characters with a problem, coherent scenes that move the story forward, dialogue, conflict, climax and theme.
Clear explanations and multiple Creative Challenges will get you to start and keep on writing. See how far your imagination will take you when you REALLY understand how a short story is constructed.
Dave Voda is a genius teacher. Give this course a try and learn to unlock your creative talent. And of course it’s no risk because it’s backed by Udemy’s 30-day money-back guarantee.

You will learn

✓ No matter how rusty your writing skills are, by the end of this course you will have conceived, written and completed an original short story. What’s more, you’ll actually understand what you’ve doing in terms of structure, character, scene, climax, and theme. Free your creative imagination and discover talent you didn’t know you had in this easy, step-by-step course.


• If you want to write stories but don’t know how to get started, this course is for you. Beginning writers will learn the basic building blocks of fiction writing, while more advanced authors will find a new and compelling take on how to craft a fiction story.

This course is for

• Aimed primarily at beginning to intermediate writers, this course is designed to cut through the confusion and take writers back to the most basic elements of short story writing. Just bring an open-mind, your creative imagination and a willingness to explore!

How much does the Writing a Short Story--Getting Started course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 87% discount on the original price of the course, which was $94.99. So you save $83 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $15.1 of 25 Short Story Writing courses. So this course is 21% cheaper than the average Short Story Writing course on Udemy.

Does the Writing a Short Story--Getting Started course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Writing a Short Story–Getting Started has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Writing a Short Story--Getting Started course, but there is a $83 discount from the original price ($94.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is David Voda a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

David Voda has created 2 courses that got 11 reviews which are generally positive. David Voda has taught 177 students and received a 4.0 average review out of 11 reviews. Depending on the information available, David Voda is a TRUSTED instructor.
Writer and Teacher
Dave Voda is the author of the traditionally-published books INFLATION PROOF YOUR PORTFOLIO (Wiley) and THE COMPUTER PRINTER PRIMER (Prentice Hall). His various articles and short fiction have appeared in popular media outlets ranging from the New York Times to the literary journal ZYZZYVA. As an indie author, his novel STATE SLAVE and short-story collection MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE are available on Kindle and Amazon’s CreateSpace. His novel THE INVISIBLE WORM THAT FLIES IN THE NIGHT was a Finalist in the 2018 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition and winner of “Best Novel” at the 2019 L.A. Neo-Noir Festival Competition.Voda directed the indie film THE SECRETARY, which won “Best First Feature” at the San Remo International Film Festival.  He was also Producer of the business and economics show FRONT PAGE for PJTV.Voda teaches writing classes at College of the Desert, the University of California/Riverside’s Osher Program and a private workshop at the Desert Arts Center in Palm Springs, where he lives.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 5m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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