Storyfeather School for Fictioneers

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[Update (7/23/21): This was originally the announcement post for the pre-sale of a new course called “Write A Short Story in Five Weeks.” The pre-sale is over. But the course has now launched and is still available for purchase at the regular price. See original post below and/or click on the portal button for more details.]


Last week, I announced that I will be launching an online course. I’m back with further details and a pre-sale announcement.

A picture of Nila Patel from head to shoulders, sitting before a wood-paneled wall, off-center to right. She is facing forward with a comically determined expression. She glasses that cover a third of her face and a t-shirt with a feather design. Her right hand is raised, holding a pen upright along the right side of her face. At top left is a text box displaying the words "It can be done."
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing of the Storyfeather logo. To the right of the image, the online course title, "Write A Short Story in Five Weeks." Below the title, the subtitle, "A Doable Method for Procrastinators, Self-Doubters, and Bucket-Listers." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.

The course is called “Write A Short Story in Five Weeks: A Doable Method for Procrastinators, Self-Doubters, and Bucket-Listers.”

Its aim is to help aspiring fiction writers who know the basics of writing, but may be struggling with starting, continuing, or finishing a short story. And it’s based on my own method for getting my short stories done.

The course will launch on July 20, 2021. I’m currently running a pre-sale at a discounted price. The pre-sale will end when the course launches.

Here’s a very general breakdown:

Week 1: Idea and Brainstorming: Getting over the hurdle of getting start.
Week 2: Outlining: How and Why to do one. Making choices about the story (characters, person, tone, etc.)
Week 3: Drafting: Showing, telling, and how to keep going even when interrupted.
Week4: Revision and Research
Week 5: Finalizing: Catching up and wrapping

My qualifications:

This past Sunday (7/4/21), I posted my 400th story. I wrote those 400 stories over the seven years since I launched the Storyfeather site in 2013. I love to write while I’m writing. And yet, I still fall into all three of the above categories to some extent. I still plan to get the story done earlier than I actually do. I still wonder if the story I’m writing makes sense or is actually good (whatever I mean by “good”). And I still definitely have “write fiction” on my list of life aspirations.

I have an adaptable workflow that I use to deal with the hurdles of procrastination and self-doubt. And I have experience with teaching and training from various day jobs throughout my life.

Want more information? Want to enroll? Click the button below to explore more.

Please feel free to share the link with anyone you think might be interested.

Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing of the Storyfeather logo. To the right of the image, the online course title, "Write A Short Story in Five Weeks." Below the title, the subtitle, "A Doable Method for Procrastinators, Self-Doubters, and Bucket-Listers." Bottom right corner bears a stylized inkwell with a feather emerging from it enclosed by a square. All shapes have curved corners.

There’s a 30-day money back guarantee from the date of purchase.

At the very bottom of the sales page you can enter your email list if you’d like to continue receiving news and information about this and/or futures courses.

If you have any questions, you can leave a comment on this post, or email me at nila@storyfeather.com