Flash Fiction: The Art of Short
January 24, 2019
Come as you are, with the fifth version of a piece you’ve been working on since your high school graduation or as a writer who has never heard of flash until you saw this advertisement and rushed to sign up. In the first part of this masterclass, we'll define flash fiction and take you all the way from idea to premise to micro flash, threading imagery all the way through, so that your flash stands out above the rest. Along the way, we’ll talk about how to make your piece meaningful to you and to the reader, so that you have the best chance of publication.
The real writing is in the revision, and many writers stumble on endings, especially in flash. You don’t want your piece to come off as an extended joke, an anecdote or a vignette, so we’ll discuss the endings that specifically work for this genre. In the second half of this masterclass, we’ll learn about the "less is more" variety of editing and discuss how to pinpoint your submissions, why bother with contests, and the reasons why you should seek out anthologies and even radio to take your writing career up a level.
Check out one of Gila's vlogs on flash fiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBtMkU8Apgw
Cost: 390 NIS
Location: Talbiya, Jerusalem
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Gila Green is a Canadian-born writer living in Israel. Her novel Passport Control has just been released. Her novel in short stories White Zion and No Entry (the first in a YA series) will be released in 2019. Her first novel, King of the Class was published in 2013. Her short fiction has been published in over thirty literary magazines, such as The Fiddlehead (Nov 2018), Terrain.org, Akashic Books, Fiction Magazine, and The Saranac Review.
Her work has been shortlisted for the Doris Bakwin Literary Award (Carolina Wren Press), WordSmitten's TenTen Fiction Contest, the Walrus Literary Award (twice), the Eric Hoffer Best New Writing Award (twice). Fellowships include the Summer Literary Seminars Program (Montreal). Her writing advice articles have appeared on dozens of sites, including The Creative Penn, The Millions, and The Review Review as well as on her website. Gila is a mother of five.