NEW FlashNano Revision Rendezvous
Friday, December 9 (9-12 am MST on Zoom *good for U.S and Europe)
Tuesday, December 13 (1-4 pm MST on Zoom *good for U.S. and Australia)
Revision is the most important part of the writing process. As serious writers, you know the muse is fickle. It’s through the editing process that we begin to refine and sculpt our messages. We also know that there comes a point when we can no longer look at our stories with fresh perspectives. You need both honest feedback and encouragement. After all, we write for an audience.
In these LIVE Zoom sessions we will gather in the spirit of revision, brainstorming and sharing. We will examine our stories and get a sense of how they are landing with readers. Is your storysaying what you want it to say? These sessions will be limited to 10 participants. Bring your Flashnano (or other) first drafts and expect to leave with clarity, vision and enthusiasm for the second draft.
Full payment of $99 is required upon registration. This holds your spot, as workshops fill quickly. The cancellation policy requires a 2-week notice – you will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. You will not receive a refund without the required 2-week notice. Please email me if you need to request an alternate payment plan.
Flash Flood: Write a Flash Novel (and Launch Your Big Idea)
January 23-Feb 3
(10 days, online asynchronous)
Do you have a Big Story Idea brewing, but you don’t know where to begin? Is it a flash novel? Novella? Collection? A regular novel or memoir or a million other things? Sometimes not knowing can stop us from getting started. Sometimes the scope of it feels overwhelming. Is 2023 the year you finally write or finish your book?
Flash Flood: Write a Flash Novel is my signature course designed to help you launch your Big Flash Novel Idea. For 10 days we will envision, draft, collage and create the momentum for that large-scale idea you’ve been wanting to tackle. We’ll begin breaking it apart and making friends with the scope of it, and in that process of discovery you will find momentum, insight, excitement, and sometimes a total pivot–that’s okay! For 10 days we’ll get out of our own way–10 days and a flurry of words and ideas and encouragement and camaraderie–and when it’s over you will have the bones (at least) of a longer project and a much better idea of where to go next.
Whether your book is fiction or creative nonfiction, if you are drawing on the skills of flash forms–from collections to novellas in flash to flash novels–then this class will help you launch your idea into the world. Many, many flash novels and other books have been conceived, executed, and written from the seeds of this class. Maybe yours?
NOTE: This class is the recommended jumping off point for the 12-Week Flash Novel Mastermind beginning Feb 13.
Full payment of $250 is required upon registration. This holds your spot, as workshops fill quickly. The cancellation policy requires a 2-week notice – you will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. You will not receive a refund without the required 2-week notice. Please email me if you need to request an alternate payment plan.
Beautiful Flash Fiction: Pop Lit and Flash Fiction Fusion
(5 days, online asynchronous)
The world is a constant and incredible source of inspiration–IF we are paying attention. We will engage with unexplored or under explored avenues of potential inspiration including pop culture, music, trends, politics, fashion and more to discover unusual angles and back doors into new ideas. In this 5-day generative class we will actively blur the distinctions between low brow and high brow art, and elevate the mundane to the miraculous.
We will examine the fundamentals of flash fiction, try a variety of approaches to the compressed narrative, and you will generate your own original flash pieces. As always, come with an open mind and expect to play.
*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.
Full payment of $175 is required upon registration. This holds your spot, as workshops fill quickly. The cancellation policy requires a 2-week notice – you will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. You will not receive a refund without the required 2-week notice. Please email me if you need to request an alternate payment plan.
The Flash Novel Mastermind:
a 12-week incubator to get your manuscript across the finish line
February 13-May 5
Whether your book is fiction or creative non-fiction, if you are a dedicated writer, drawing on the skills of flash fiction, this is the container of inspiration, motivation, community and support you have been wanting to bring your ideas to fruition.
Do you ever:
- Feel alone in the book-writing process, way out at sea and not sure what you’re doing anymore?
- Feel unsure about what kind of support you and your manuscript need?
- Feel directionless, like you are fighting or forcing your idea?
- Feel impatient, like you just need to get to the end of a first draft so you can figure out what you’re trying to say?
- Wish you had a cheering squad to keep you motivated and inspired?
- Wish you had a creative personal trainer, someone to hold you accountable and celebrate your progress?
NOW imagine going on the journey with others, in community, with expert guidance and lessons crafted especially for you and your creative process.
If this sounds like what you’ve been wishing for, then you are invited to join me on a 12-week journey through the first draft of your book with a small cohort of colleagues in a creative incubator of support, motivation, and inspiration.
This Mastermind is not an intensive–it instead honors the day-to-day of writing with the accountability that comes from being in a community that can witness and celebrate your growth. The Mastermind will be limited to a small group of serious writers in a dedicated, private online space.
Over the 12 weeks I will guide you through the inevitable ups and downs of the creative process, of harnessing your big idea and finally landing it on the page.