Learning to write flash fiction is like becoming a mad inventor. Experimentation is the key to success. About the allure of flash fiction, Jayne Anne Philips says: “…the realized one-page fiction must move palpably beyond the page, like a ghost self… should hang in the air of the mind like an image made of smoke.”
In this prompt-driven, work-generative workshop, we’ll discuss:
- The necessary spring-board of strong first lines
- Use of vivid sensory detail and why it seduces the reader
- Bothering you characters – defining conflict in tight prose
- Trusting the reader
- Inventive structure
- Where to publish flash fiction
There will be timed writing exercises. Have your writing pads to hand and get ready to write up a storm.
Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections and two novellas-in-flash. Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines worldwide.
This event will take place on Zoom and we will email you a link prior to the event. If you haven’t used Zoom before, don’t worry! A guide to using Zoom will be up on our website shortly, along with a date for a free Zoom training session.
Limited to 20 participants; please book early to avoid disappointment.
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