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.

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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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FlashNano Day 19

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FlashNano Day 19: Write a story involving a large purchase

(Check out all FlashNano 2016 prompts here)

FlashNano Day 18

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FlashNano Day 18: Write a true story that no one would believe

(check out all FlashNano 2016 prompts here)

FlashNano Day 16

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FlashNano Day 16: Invent a childhood story for your favorite celebrity, living or dead

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FlashNano Day 15–halfway!

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HALFWAY THERE!

FlashNano Day 15: Take a story you have written this month (or before) and cut it in half.

(Check out all FlashNano 2016 prompts here)

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