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Writing Flash Fiction with Depth and Urgency 8-Week Online Workshop, Starts Monday, March 6th, 2023
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Writing Flash Fiction with Depth and Urgency 8-Week Online Workshop, Starts Monday, March 6th, 2023


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Class Starts Monday, March 6th, 2023

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**This Class is Open to Fiction & Nonfiction Writers**

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Led by Tommy Dean, Editor-in-Chief at Fractured Lit and Uncharted Magazine. Tommy is the author of two flash fiction chapbooks: Special Like the People on TV (Redbird Chapbooks, 2014) and Covenants (ELJ Editions, 2021). Hollows, A collection of flash fiction is forthcoming from Alternating Current Press. A recipient of the 2019 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction, his writing can be found in Best Microfiction 2019 & 2020, Best Small Fiction 2019, Monkeybicycle, the Atticus Review, and more.

Tommy's students have published work in SmokeLong Quarterly, Pithead Chapel, Maudlin House, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, New World Writing, Fictive Dream, 2021 Wigleaf Top 50 longlist, WOW! Women on Writing Spring 2021 Flash Fiction Contest winner, Bending Genres, jmww, Best Small Fictions 2021, The Los Angeles Review, Longleaf Review, and elsewhere.


New to writing flash or an old pro looking for some inspiration and camaraderie? Staring at the blank page or writing reams of exposition?

If so, you should sign up for Tommy Dean's Writing Flash Fiction with Depth and Urgency generative workshop.

Tommy uses a prompt-based approach to look at different ways to write flash fiction/non-fiction. The prompts will be inspired by examples from some of the most instructional writers specializing in flash and micro stories today.

The best short fiction starts fast, pays attention to the economy of language, establishes character and voice, and leaves the reader feeling something at the end. The same is true of any great piece of flash.

As a class, we will dig deeper into the craft decisions writers make on the page. We'll study word choices and target specific skills you can use to create your own body of flash fiction or nonfiction. Using these elements of craft, we will create fresh flash full of resonate concision and you'll leave the class with new work that prizes both depth and urgency.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:
  • 2 to 4 potentially publishable flash or micro stories (50-1,000 words in length)
  • A list of magazines/journals that are ideal places for your work
  • A plan to submit stories to magazines/journals
  • A clearer and stronger sense of your writing sensibilities and tendencies unique to your work and style
  • A clearer sense of future writing goals
  • The ability to self-critique your writing
  • How to use model texts to explore and utilize craft moves

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.

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 Tommy 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. Tommy 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.

  • Instructor: Tommy Dean

  • Class size limited to 10 writers

  • Class starts March 6th, 2023

  • 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.

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.


Instructor Tommy Dean is the author of two flash fiction chapbooks Special Like the People on TV (Redbird Chapbooks, 2014) and Covenants (ELJ Editions, 2021). Hollows, A collection of flash fiction is forthcoming from Alternating Current Press. He lives in Indiana where he currently is the Editor at Fractured Lit and Uncharted Magazine. A graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA program, he is currently working on a novel. A recipient of the 2019 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction, his writing can be found in Best Microfiction 2019 and 2020, Best Small Fiction 2019, Monkeybicycle, and the Atticus Review. He taught writing workshops for the Gotham Writers Workshop, the Barrelhouse Conversations and Connections conference, and The Writers Workshop. Find him at tommydeanwriter.com and on Twitter @TommyDeanWriter.