Class Starts Monday, October 3rd, 2022
**This Class is Open to All Writers**
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Led by Holly Lyn Walrath, whose speculative work has appeared in Analog, Strange Horizons, and in the Other Terrors anthology from the Horror Writer's Association, among many more publications. Holly is the author of the collection The Smallest of Bones, published by Clash Books in 2021.
This generative workshop explores flash fiction in all its forms—from the dribble to the drabble to the micro-story—up to 1500 words. Writing flash can enhance your skills as a writer because it teaches you how to be concise and what makes a (very short) story.
We’ll cover beginnings and endings—and what should lie in-between. We’ll discuss the details of rhythm, voice, and structure. Learn how to craft flash pieces that pack an emotional punch and leave the reader breathless, in the briefest of words.
COURSE OUTLINE:Week 1: Hooking the Reader in the First Line
Week 2: Crafting Rich and Luscious Prose
Week 3: Building Surprise and Satisfaction
Week 4: Revising to the Perfect Ending
- Writing the very very short story: dribbles, drabbles, and flash fiction.
- How to weave emotion into a tiny space using situations.
- Playing with words and sound.
- Unique structures for flash fiction.
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class is entirely asynchronous which means you complete the weekly assignments on your own schedule. There are no set meeting times in order to allow for greater participation; your cohort will consist of writers from across different time zones, which allows for a wonderful diversity of voices.
Along with your weekly deadlines there is plenty of interaction with Holly and your peers within Wet Ink, our dedicated online classroom. Craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts are all available through the online classroom. Students also post work and provide and receive feedback within the online classroom environment.
You can get the work done as you see fit week-to-week, so it is perfect for any schedule. There are discussion questions each week inspired by the assigned readings and topics in the lecture notes. Students are encouraged to take these wherever is most compelling and/or useful for them. Holly engages with these discussions throughout the week and you will receive feedback from all assigned writing activities.
HOW DOES WET INK WORK?
Wet Ink was built and designed specifically for online writing classes. Wet Ink is private, easy to use, and very interactive. You can learn more about the Wet Ink platform by Watching a Class Demo.
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
Instructor: Holly Lyn Walrath
Starts October 3rd, 2022
- Course is fully ONLINE; students can work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.
Instructor Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor based out of Houston, Texas. She holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Analog, Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, and in the Other Terrors anthology from the Horror Writer's Association, among many more publications. Holly is the author of the collection The Smallest of Bones, published by Clash Books in 2021 and Glimmerglass Girl, winner of the SFPA Elgin Award. She is the managing editor of Interstellar Flight Press, an indie press for underrepresented voices and genres. Visit Holly's website here.