Iain Pattison is the author of the best seller Cracking the Short Story Market (Writers Bureau Books) and Quintessentially Quirky Tales, he is also is a competition judge and creative writing tutor. His stories are widely published on both sides of the Atlantic and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
His eclectic output covers everything from romance to crime, gothic horror to dark fantasy but his first love is comedy.
In this fast-moving workshop for beginners or experienced writers, Iain reveals the secrets of creating sizzling short stories guaranteed to impress fiction editors and wow judges. Topics covered include: pulling off the perfect twist ending, snaring your audience in the first ten words, plotting made simple, creating ideas from thin air, dialogue demystified and common mistakes to avoid.