“Flash Nonfiction: The Charm of the Focused Essay” with Charlotte Gullick
September 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT$49.00 – $109.00
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All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.
How do you tell a story in a page? How do you condense all the necessary elements into 1,000 words or less?
Effective flash nonfiction renders a pivotal moment or theme from our lives with precise language, vivid sensory details, and lyricism. This kind of writing is distilled and focused, exploring the power of the haunted and the harrowing, the joyful and the generous. This workshop will help participants identify potential flash topics and empower them with the tools to grab a reader from the first word and not let them go. We will write at least three drafts of flash pieces during the course of the class as well as generate a list of possible future essays.
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You’d like to learn how to write flash nonfiction.
- You’re an essay or memoir writer who wants to hone your skills.
- You want to reenergize your writing.
- You write flash nonfiction and want to learn more about the craft that makes a good piece.
The deadline to register for this class is Friday, September 3 at 5:00 PM CDT.
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