Many writers find completing their short stories a great challenge. Somewhere between the first sentence and the last page, they run out of steam. For example, not knowing how to end the story, getting side-tracked by new ideas, and weak characterisation. Writers may feel overwhelmed and isolated. A lack of confidence in voice and style can also trip you up. This course focuses on finishing that first draft. It explores techniques for avoiding writers’ block, for structuring your work and going the distance. The event will round off with a look at routes to publication.