I’m teaching a three-hour intensive on the short-short story this Saturday at Book Passage, Corte Madera. The class is limited to 10 and I believe there are now only 3 spots available. Won’t you join me? You can register here.
“Flash” fiction centers on the art of compression and the brilliance of brevity. To inspire and enliven us, we will read and briefly discuss a sampling of excellent, inventive short-short stories from Mary Miller, Myfanwy Collins, Kathy Fish, Joe Kapitan, and more. The main focus of the workshop will be on your writing and we will work from prompts to generate ideas, encourage risk, and bring forth trouble (only trouble is interesting). Our goal is to enjoy our group’s collective charge and to produce a first draft of tiny but meaningful narratives.
I’m not a fan of the term “Flash Fiction” and worry it gives credence to the idea of short-short stories being fast, easy, and lazy writing. Stories, done right and well, are stories. Amen.