Flash fiction – defined as stories under 1,000 words – is a versatile form flourishing in our age of information overload. Learn how to harness the power of brevity, compression and immediacy that make flash stories compelling in our 2 part course.
This online course will be spread out over two Sundays – 30 January and 6 February from 10:00 – 13:00 Amsterdam time. The sessions will be broken up with writing exercises and with a mix of instruction, discussion and sharing.
Note: If you are currently enrolled in one of our 8-week workshops, don’t forget to use your members’ discount code when you register to receive 25% off.
In this course we will:
- Learn about the various approaches to flash (micro, monologue, individual scene, etc.)
- Analyze contemporary and classic flash pieces and discuss what makes a flash piece work
- Write several different types of flash fiction
- Practice revision of drafts, with the aim of compression
- Look at publishing options for flash fiction and learn some of the most common reasons pieces are rejected
By the end of the course, you will have initial drafts of at least 2 flash pieces and exercises you can return to for future inspiration.
This course is taught by Megin Jiménez. Megin is an assistant flash fiction editor at Split Lip Magazine and holds an MFA in poetry from The New School in New York. She is the author of Mongrel Tongue, a collection of prose poems and hybrid texts, selected by Daniel Borzutzky for the 1913 First Book Prize. Her writing has appeared in Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Tarpaulin Sky and other journals.
Want help with your draft? You can also sign up for a manuscript review with Megin.
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