Flash-fiction is the newest form on the block and one which is catching on at incredible speed. There are two reasons for this. For the reader it’s a quick read, easy to carry on a mobile phone or e-book reader, and perfect for fitting in on that bus-rise, tube-ride, coffee-break or wherever.
For the writer it gives the opportunity to craft something small and perfectly formed, but something which will not take too long to write, nor take over your entire life in the way a novel can. It also gives the writer the chance to dip their toes into the whole huge range of literary styles and genres.
This course will introduce the writers to a large variety of different prompts from which they can write stories, show them how to find and generate new prompts for themselves, and encourage them to spread their writing nets wider than ever before, fishing off coastlines they have never heard of, and catching brighter and more exotic fish than they thought possible. (Over-extended metaphors will not be compulsory, however).
The next course starts on Wednesday 2nd October 2013 and runs for 6 weeks.