Here's What You'll Learn:

This is your creative guide through the fog. Release the story inside from start to finish.

  • To uncover and develop your story idea

  • To define the narrative voice your story will take

  • To identify the genre that your story sits within (or outside of) and to develop the characters who will drive your story forward

  • You’ll also gain insights into plot and structure and the traits that contribute to them

  • You’ll refine your use of dialogue in storytelling to further drive your story plot

An Online Creative Writing Course for Beginners

Calling all creative writers: Get your story started today!

This course will serve as a beacon for you as a writer, providing creative direction and structural guidance. Together, we'll develop your idea in the form of a short story.
Image detailing a preview of some of the slides in the Getting Started with Short Stories Course

Mark Thirkell

"Xeni has been a great help and inspiration to get a short story I have been working on for ages to a state where I am now happy with it. Her fresh pair of eyes and ideas have spurred me on to look at alternative ways of crafting and shaping my ideas. Her workshops are also really well put together and involve a lot of interactivity and imagery to help get the creative juices flowing!"

Hannah Cajee

”[These workshops] have definitely kept me sane throughout lockdown and have been fantastic. We’ve all laughed and cried together and I feel I’ve found good friends. […] I’ve learnt lots of little hacks for getting me into writing quickly and now have lots of starting points for stories I can revisit.”

Gemma Stringer

“Really enjoying these sessions through lockdown! Fabulous resources and lovely host.”

Emily Blackburn

"Very enjoyable and informative online workshops."