Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction July 27-31, 2020

Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction Workshop

July 27-31, 2020

SOLD OUT–Stay tuned for future workshops!

homunIn celebration of what would have been the release of my new book, Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction (forthcoming from Ad Hoc Fiction, stay tuned!), I’m running the workshop that started it all (beginning in 2013!)

This 5-day generative class will use chapters from Going Short to examine the fundamentals of flash, try a variety of approaches to the compressed narrative, discuss what makes successful flash, and generate your own original flash pieces.

This course is open to writers with all levels of experience in the form, whether you are brand new to flash fiction, a writer coming from other genres, or a veteran flasher looking for a dose of inspiration and some writing camaraderie.

More info or register here

Questions? Feel free to contact me at nancystohlman@gmail.com

“I had so much fun in Nancy Stohlman’s Going Short workshop. She shared new ideas and resources that helped me refocus a floundering story, and inspired a new story that went in a direction I never would have predicted — a great surprise! I appreciated her intuitive understanding of the quirky sort of stories I want to tell. More importantly, I valued her encouragement to keep going, even with the crazy ones. I think everyone in the group felt energized by the positive environment. I was struck by the number of fantastic pieces posted throughout the week. I’ll definitely sign up for another workshop with Nancy soon.” ~Myna Chang

“It is always an honor to take one of Nancy Stohlman’s classes. There is always incredible value and learning whether it is a generative or editing course. Nancy’s teaching is always fresh and the addition of content and videos to this class were especially pleasing. The comments from Nancy are always positive, constructive, and expert level. The way she writes gives me thrill every time. The caliber of writers in the classes is consistently top-notch so those comments are amazing as well. In Nancy’s classes a community built in a short time which is an additional special component to her courses. I will continue to take her classes as long as she offers them.” ~Tammy L. Breitweiser

I had a wonderful time in Nancy’s Going Short class and learned a lot. Walked away with five drafts and the feedback I needed for revision. Best of all was the generous, wise, and talented counself of Nancy Stohlman! Whether you are new to flash or an old hand, do yourself a favor and GET IN THERE.  As a Mother’s Day gift to myself, I turned to Nancy for editorial help with several drafts. She calls her response a “quick edit,” but instead I received a thoughtful, meaningful response that helped me to re-experience the stories and turbo charge the work. A wonderful and affordable way to invest in yourself. ~Patricia Bidar

“I feel very lucky to have taken three of Nancy’s workshops. They have all been fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Not only are they well-organized and in-depth, but Nancy has a knack for making course material accessible in a way that also reaches beyond writing at times, pulling examples from other mediums to bring a point across in a different way. No one else does that, and I love it! The classes have introduced me to some of my new favorite authors and ways of approaching stories that I’ve not encountered anywhere else. These courses have stretched my skills and my writing has only grown stronger as a result. My only wish is that there were more of them on offer.” ~ Sara Hill

“I am always blown away by Nancy’s insights, comments and concrete suggestions and the deep attention given to each piece by the other writers. Of all the real life and online workshops I have participated in, Stohlman Workshops have provided me with the best critique, guidance and greatest sense of connectedness, albeit brief, to other writers. The materials are organized, clear and interesting. Nancy’s expertise as an instructor, editor and writer are greatly appreciated. I am challenged but never intimidated. Nancy embodies what it means to be a great teacher: she remembers what it was like not to know how, breaks the objective down into manageable lessons, gently guides and raucously encourages every success.”~Katherine Beck