(Online) Intro to Flash Fiction

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How do you fit the world into 1,000 words or fewer? In this four-week course, you’ll explore the genre of flash fiction and create your own compact masterpiece. Topics include the elements of fiction, fundamentals of storytelling within the constraints of flash, best practices in workshopping and revision, and opportunities for further reading and potential publication. You will write multiple flashes from prompts and from your own imagination, and with feedback, polish them in to small bright gems of your own.

About Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell is a writer, teacher, Kimbilio Fellow, and fiction editor at Barrelhouse. Prior publication credits include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, Jellyfish Review, Booth, and Strange Horizons. She's the author of a novel, TreeVolution, a hybrid fiction/poetry collection, Circe's Bicycle, and a short story collection, Midnight at the Organporium. She received her M.F.A. from American University in 2019. More about her at: www.taracampbell.com.

Teaching Style: Tara's approach is open and discussion-based. Writing and reading are subjective, and everyone has different tastes. The point is to be able to clarify why you react a certain way to a work--what techniques are effective, or conversely, where are the opportunities to make the piece even stronger?

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