I’m once again teaching my favorite online workshop: Better Writing Through Brevity: Writing/Editing Microfiction and Flash!
In this class, you will read, write, critique, and edit short fiction of various lengths, including 140 characters, 1 sentence, 100 words, six sentences, under 500 words, and under 1000. Previous students of this class have sold their final pieces to semi- and pro-rate SFF markets. They’ve made friends and contacts — many of them still keep in touch. Most importantly, they’ve been able to take the lessons learned here and apply it to longer stories, and even novels. Once you know how to write well while writing small, you’ll find the benefits across every piece of writing you do.
This workshop runs about 4 weeks (I keep the forum open for an extra week if students need more time). It’s held entirely online in my private interactive forum space, so any work you produce is considered “unpublished”, which means you can still submit to markets after the stories are complete. The assignments are designed to completed by anyone, around any schedule. Are you working on your writing around a dayjob, children, and other responsibilities? Logging in from across the US, or even around the world? If you can get online a couple of days per week, you can be successful in this workshop.
The course is available at the extremely low price of only $75 per person, but I will cap the class size to a manageable amount, so if you don’t register soon, you may miss your chance. Pay by clicking on the button below; when you complete the checkout, you’ll be taken to the workshop main page where you can register for a username.
The workshop space will open mid-August for enrolled students to get a jump start on making introductions and reading the material.
CLASS BEGINS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2016. THIS IS A GUARANTEED START DATE, SO SIGN UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!