Sculpting Flash Fiction May 7-28

May 7-28, 2018

*Earlybird discount through April 25.

SCULPTING FLASH FICTION Online Course

Editing is the most important part of the writing process. As serious writers, you know it’s through the editing process that we begin to refine and sculpt our messages.But just as writing flash fiction requires a different set of skills, so does editing flash fiction.

article-2337449-1a32cffb000005dc-882_634x439In this 3-week intensive we will use the tools of ambiguity and implication; we will learn the different between chipping and chopping; we will learn how to shrink-wrap and swap text. You will learn how to achieve the specific needs of flash fiction as I guide you and other participants to edit your real works in progress.

Participants should have a basic understanding of flash fiction and come to the class with flash pieces already in progress. Each participant will have the opportunity to submit 1-2 stories per week.

This is an online workshop format class with limited availability.

Cost: $125

*Early-bird discount $115

(ends April 25)

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Contact me with questions at nancystohlman@gmail.com

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Two Spring Flash Fiction Workshops

MARCH 6-26, 2017

WRITING FLASH FICTION

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In this workshop we will generate original flash pieces, examine what makes successful flash fiction, and try to differentiate flash from its cousins, the prose poem and the vignette.

This workshop is open to writers with all levels of experience in the form, whether you are brand new to flash fiction or a veteran flasher looking to hone your craft.

Click here for more information or to register.

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APRIL 3-23, 2017

SCULPTING FLASH FICTION

Editing is the most important part of the writing process. But just as writing flash fiction requires a different set of skills, so does editing flash fiction.

article-2337449-1a32cffb000005dc-882_634x439In this workshop we will learn how to achieve the specific needs of flash fiction as I guide you and other participants to edit your real works in progress.

Participants should have a basic understanding of flash fiction and come to the class with flash pieces already in progress.

Click here for more information or to register.

AWP Panel on Flash Fiction this Friday

Friday, February 10, 1:30-2:45

WASHINGTON D.C.
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F202. From Flash Fiction to Microfiction: How Many Words Are Enough?. (,  ,  ,  ,  ) The introduction to Flash Fiction asks: How short can a story be and still be a short story? The answer was 750 words, but recently we have seen microfiction of 300 and 200 words, and the emergence of the 100-word story. How can such compression address character development, narrative arc, and tension? Does prose poetry show us indirectly how to accommodate narrative size? These panelists discuss the limitations and rewards of writing short with urgency and artistic integrity.
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“My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark” is a FINALIST for The Vera Flash Fiction award: I need your vote!

I just found out that Blink Ink nominated me for the Vera Flash Fiction prize and I’m a FINALIST! (And in good company, I might add). Right now the crowd is voting and it would be the BEST holiday gift ever if you would take literally 30 seconds and vote for my story, “My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark.” Pretty please and thank you!!
Please vote and thank you so much!
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Women Who Flash Their Lit: An Interview

This is a teaser for the upcoming “Women Who Flash Their Lit” Forum hosted by Bartleby Snopes Press.

From left to right: Kathy Fish, Meg Tuite, Nancy Stohlman and Kona Morris.

Presenting at the 2016 AWP Conference

I’m honored to be presenting on the topic of flash fiction with Tom Hazuka, James Thomas, Lynn Mundell and Robert Shapard at the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles!

LOS ANGELES

Friday, April 1
3:00-4:30 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
2016 AWP Writers Conference
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Panel Discussion F261. Where Are You Going, Where Have We Been?:
Five Editors Discuss the History and Future of Flash Fiction Anthologies.
(Tom Hazuka, James Thomas, Lynn Mundell, Nancy Stohlman, Robert Shapard)
Room 512, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level.
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Since 1992, when the original Flash Fiction anthology gave the genre a name that caught on, flash fiction has grown steadily in stature and popularity. Numerous popular anthologies have followed. Five well-known editors of flash fiction anthologies—three who were there from the beginning, and two who will be shepherding the genre into the future—discuss the past, present, and future of flash fiction, especially in regard to its appearance in book form.

Congratulations FlashNanoers!

Congratulations! You made it through November! How many stories did you write that you wouldn’t have normally written?? That’s a win!!

Make sure to play again next year, and check out my Sculpting Flash Fiction class in January if you want to tackle and edit some of these stories!

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