Dr. Tracey Slaughter

This workshop will concentrate on issues of ‘ending’ and ‘opening’ in the short story form, from finding the first seed of the story to setting down the final crucial word. Looking at specific examples, as well as exploring their own work, participants will examine how questions of opening and closing intensify and deepen the story, reflecting on where to cut into the action, where to ‘open-out’ from a single image, and where to cut away from scene into white space.