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Flash Fiction: Close to the Flame

Saturday, May 9 - 1:00 PM

Flash dance. Flash fire. Flash bulb. Flash flood. Flash burn. Flash mob. Flash point. Let’s explore the genre we call flash, both the stand-alone story and the novella-in-flash. We’ll attempt to pin down what it is, and discover how to make one out of shiny words and bangles and churning clouds and unique characters you might notice sitting on a bus or in an elevator or hiding in the nooks and alcoves of our brains. We’ll examine examples, tender techniques, delve into the details of plot and scene and dialogue and character, of style and voice. We’ll take apart and put back together, read and write, marvel and realize the surprising depth of brevity. We’ll see what can happen in a flash. You’ll have the option of submitting a flash (300 word limit) for the group to discuss. If you’re new to the genre or if you’re already a flash-in-the-pan yourself, in this seminar you’ll find a new source, a new inspiration, a new direction. 

Led by Debbie Daniel.

Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


WriterHouse, Inc.

Date / Time

Saturday, May 9, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Valerie Williams
(434) 296-1922
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