Flash fiction has earned its place in the wider world of literature. It is an agile, innovative form with a richness that brings benefits to both reader and writer – ideal for new and experienced writers alike.
This hands-on workshop will engage you in weekly writing and critique. You will hone your technique, develop skills, and make a robust start in creating a portfolio of new work.
Prerecorded weekly lectures will explore fundamentals – such as narrative style, word choice, structure, point of view and editing - and investigate how these building blocks can be different in flash to other forms of writing.
We'll undertake weekly writing exercises and engage in close readings of published works, exploring different styles and structures, and new techniques to try.
Our weekly live-time sessions will be used primarily for constructive group discussion of students' written works.
You may be entirely new to writing – in which case flash fiction is an excellent place to begin. Those who are already writing regularly will likely find that exploring flash fiction benefits their craft as poets, novelists, memoirists or writers of short stories. This class makes an ideal follow-on to our two-day course, 'Learn to Write Flash Fiction' - though it isn't necessary to have taken this course first.