Flash fiction is usually defined as a complete story in 1000 words or fewer. A form in which plot takes a back seat to character and mood, and in which word choice is crucial. As author Nuala O’Connor says, ‘Punchy, succinct and surprising, the best flash will shift the reader’s heart but also keep it beating hard'.
Short enough to write in a single day, flash is an agile, innovative form that has established its place in major literary journals.
During this fast-paced, two-day, fully online workshop we will:
- Read and deconstruct two pieces of outstanding flash fiction, to see how they tick
- Work with the building blocks of character, setting, conflict, beginnings and endings
- Leverage our use of poetic devices and sensory detail
- Learn techniques for revising and editing
- Discover where to submit our flash fiction
There will be plenty of discussion, tips and techniques, blocks of writing time and constructive feedback – and you will leave with one or more pieces of flash fiction, ready for polishing and submitting for publication.
This workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as experienced writers who wish to explore this form in a collaborative and supportive environment.
Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 23:59 UTC on 19 March 2024.