Flash Fiction Workshop

corngodThe next available class is Wednesday, April 12, 7-9 PM Pacific Time.

This workshop focuses on flash fiction, also known as short short stories. The workshop consists of a mixture of lecture, in-class writing exercises, discussion of how to turn fragments into flash, and an overview of flash fiction markets. Come prepared to write! By the end of the class you will have 3-4 “word lumps” and the knowledge required to turn them into actual flash fiction pieces.

Classes are taught online via Google hangouts and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required.

To register for this class, mail me with the following details:

  • The email address that you use for Google stuff
  • Which class or classes and the dates
  • Remind me if you have already taken a class with me so you can get the former student rate ($79). Otherwise the cost is $99.
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, check, or some other means.

Upon receiving that, I will send you an invoice.

Important! Remember every class has a Plunkett scholarship for students who could not otherwise afford the cost. To apply for a Plunkett, mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less.

Notes and Testimonials

Stories produced in this class include my own The Haunted Snail, The Moon and the Mouse, and You Have Always Lived in the Castle.

I enjoyed the class a lot — I feel I got a lot of good ideas out of it, as well as encouragement and a sense that quick writing of flash stories can be viable, which is valuable in itself! The exercises were interesting and varied, and I really appreciate the fact that I got out of it several beginnings that will be revisable into submittable work. – Susannah Mandel

I’m glad I took the workshop. I enjoyed the other writers’ work, and I got a reminder about “timed writing”. -Catherine Brennan

I ended up writing 6 stories from that story title exercise you gave. -Danika Dinsmore

Want to sit in on one? Here’s a recently recorded version:

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