Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Writing Course

Application deadline: ongoing

Improve your flash fiction writing skill with a tailored online Flash Fiction Writing Course. A series of lively and stimulating lessons. All aspects of writing flash fiction will be explored, from sourcing material to shaping your work. The course offers both new and experienced writers an extensive range of creative ideas and activities. By the end of this course you will have completed a polished work of flash fiction  that will be submitted for the  Fish Flash Fiction Contest.

Course tutor Mary-Jane Holmes will be on hand to offer advice on mastering technique and developing personal style.

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
– Anton Chekhov

Structure: Flash Fiction Writing Course

This online course is broken down into 10 separate modules designed to develop a particular aspect of the flash fiction writing process. There is no set time limit for completing the assignments, however the course must be completed within 3 months (including the final work that will be eligible for the Fish Flash Fiction Contest).
When you have enrolled on the course, Mary-Jane will email you the introductory module.

Modules: Flash Fiction Writing Course

  1. Introduction to Flash Fiction. Structure and the Writing Process
  2. Focus on Setting
  3. Character
  4. Plot
  5. Word Choice
  6. Narrative Perspective
  7. Dialogue
  8. The Start and the Finish
  9. Four Categories of Flash Fiction
  10. Fish Flash Fiction Contest

Each module includes a series of assignments to complete. Once finished they can then be submitted by email to the tutor for private review. Your tutor will email you back (normally within 3 working days) with a detailed analysis of your work. This will include areas to focus on and additional exercises if needed before moving on to the next module. Within the time frame of the whole

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