I’m once again teaching my favorite online workshop: Better Writing Through Brevity: Writing/Editing Microfiction and Flash!
In this class, you will read, write, critique, and edit short fiction of various lengths, including 140 characters, 1 sentence, 100 words, six sentences, under 500 words, and under 1000. Previous students of this class have sold their final pieces to semi- and pro-rate SFF markets. They’ve made friends and contacts — many of them still keep in touch. Most importantly, they’ve been able to take the lessons learned here and apply it to longer stories, and even novels. Once you know how to write well while writing small, you’ll find the benefits across every piece of writing you do.
Why take this workshop from me?
- I’ve taught it several times before; I know how to present the information so you get the most out if it, on a schedule that works around whatever else you need to prioritize in your life (day job, family, school) and can be accessed by people of different skill levels, online, in different time zones, all over the world.
- It’s a community, for 4 weeks (and sometimes beyond). I still hang out with many of the writers who’ve taken the workshop. If you’re looking to meet new people who understand the joys and struggles of writing, this could help you.
- I’ve edited hundreds of short pieces of fiction, both as a freelance editor, and as the head of Lakeside Circus, a magazine devoted to work under 2500 words, so I know what works.
- As an author, I’ve published microfiction and flash fiction for years. Some of my favorite pieces are:
- “Call Center Blues” Daily Science Fiction. (Also sold as a reprint to Luna Station Quarterly for their September 1, 2016 issue.)
- “Bo’s Articulated Legs” Thaumatrope.
- “On the Methods of Preserving and Dissecting Icthyo Sapiens” Mad Scientist Journal.
- “A Different League” Mondays are Murder web series, Akashic Books.
CLASS BEGINS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2016.
THIS IS A GUARANTEED START DATE, SO SIGN UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
You can read more about the workshop and sign up here (link goes to my freelance editing website).