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Writing Short Stories

My Distance Learning College


It was once said that a short story is "something that can be read in an hour and remembered for a lifetime." But writing short stories don't just emerge by luck. Rather, they require a comprehensive, logical writing method that takes you from start to finish. And that's exactly what the Writing Short Stories course is designed to help you with.

With our tutor support, you will master the craft of effective fiction writing: Vivid imagery that makes your reader see the setting and feel the atmosphere. Action and dialog that make the audience care about your characters, believe their actions, and understand their motivations. Dramatic techniques that create surprising complications and nail-biting suspense...and so much more.

Learn how to create the character, use description, create a setting and plot a short story with this course in Short Story Writing.

This course looks at:

  • Plot Planing
  • Writing Effective Stories
  • Essential Fiction Know-How
  • The Way to Characterize
  • Selling Short Stories


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Writing Short Stories Diploma

Writing Short Stories Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 3 Writing Short Stories Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9128
cost $401.00
estimated time to
complete course
110 Hours
course materials
365 Days