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The Latest List of Classes (April/May 2015)

Okay, folks, limited sessions, but a chance for a free one! Because my time is scarce, I’ve picked my favorite classes to teach and limited it to those. In July/August, I’ll start doing extended basic and advanced workshops again. (June … Continue reading

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Reminder About Upcoming Flash Fiction and Idea to Draft Online Writing Classes

Time is fleeting, and December is rolling along. Here at the writing retreat I’m on this week, I’ve finished one story and a couple of flash pieces and am well on the way to finishing up “Carpe Glitter”. I hope … Continue reading

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Video for the Flash Fiction Class

I’ve been having enough fun with the free version of Powtoons that I’m thinking about upgrading. Here’s a video for the flash fiction that I’m 90% happy with. Please like it or share it if you enjoy it.

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Here’s Where I Am At Norwescon Today – Sunday

My schedule for Norwescon 35’s last day, and details on upcoming classes.
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A Couple of Flash Fiction Recommendations for 3/19/2013

I really like this flash piece. It’s lovely and sweet. “Beholder” by Sarah Grey on Flash Fiction Online. Another flash piece, this time from the inimitable Folly Blaine, Scattered.

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Online Classes: Special Deal Through January 2, 2013

Please pass news of this deal along!

I’m offering a special deal for sign-ups in next year’s F&SF classes or the editing class in the form of a free extra class.

Sign up for Writing F&SF Short Stories (Section 2: Thursdays, 1-3 PM PST, Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21 or Section 3: 8-10 PM PST Thursdays; Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21) or Editing 101 (4-6 PM PST Sundays; Feb 10, 17, 24) and get a bonus class.
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Upcoming Classes Through June

I’m in the process of adding a section on the website that permanently lists what’s coming up – it will be here and currently holds a duplicate of the info in this post. Please pass the URL to this link … Continue reading

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Ten Impulses Towards Flash, Part I

I talked yesterday about flash fiction, what it is and why writers might want to write some. I mentioned that it’s a great place to try out new techniques. So here’s five possible things to focus on in a flash piece, with five more coming on Monday. Pick one and sit down and write the story. How long should it be? That’s entirely your call. Continue reading

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Why Flash?

I’m doing my Flash Fiction workshop tonight (not Saturday, apologies for any confusion) and so I’m prompted to talk about some of my motivation in giving the class and why I think it’s a useful one for writers. What is flash fiction? As the name would imply, it’s short. Short, short, short. It’s sometimes called short-short stories for that reason. Continue reading

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Happily Busy

The Writing F&SF class has come and gone, which frees up some time, but is kinda sad because it’s a fun way to spend an evening a week. I’ll be teaching at BCC at the end of July – the Blogging 101 class plus a one day workshop on writing flash fiction that should be a lot of fun on July 28th. Come August, I’m doing a teen workshop for the King County Library System at the Issaquah Library. Continue reading

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