Learn to write Flash Fiction

What you'll do

Dive into the wonderful world of flash fiction in this workshop.

What’s that, you might ask? Flash fiction is usually less than 1000 words. It's dense, often challenging, typically uses a typical story arc, and tends to be immediate. Also known as microfiction, smoke-long fiction, drabble, or sudden fiction - soon these terms will roll off your tongue!

In this experience, you'll find out what flash fiction is and isn't. Exploring various examples and several different starting places for creating brand new flash. Expect to write on the spot and to leave with several pieces of flash fiction to develop. By the end of the day, you’ll be quite the pro!

Your host Alison will begin the workshop by asking, what does flash mean to you? You’ll be introduced to the form by looking at examples from award-winning flash writers. After a discussion, prompts will be offered to get you writing. There will be the opportunity to read your writing if you would like to.

Alison will give suggestions to each guest where they could take their work next (or get it published). You'll also leave with a list of anthologies and competitions where you could submit your works.

Alison’s flash fiction has been shortlisted, longlisted and highly commended in competitions that include: The Bath Flash Fiction Award, the Reflex Fiction Prize and The Short Story Creative Non-fiction Flash award. Alison co-edited the 2018 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology and has had her fiction published in several magazines - you’ll be in perfect hands!

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

What you'll do

Dive into the wonderful world of flash fiction in this workshop.

What’s that, you might ask? Flash fiction is usually less than 1000 words. It's dense, often challenging, typically uses a typical story arc, and tends to be immediate. Also known as microfiction, smoke-long fiction, drabble, or sudden fiction - soon these terms will roll off your tongue!

In this experience, you'll find out what flash fiction is and isn't. Exploring various examples and several different starting places for creating brand new flash. Expect to write on the spot and to leave with several pieces of flash fiction to develop. By the end of the day, you’ll be quite the pro!

Your host Alison will begin the workshop by asking, what does flash mean to you? You’ll be introduced to the form by looking at examples from award-winning flash writers. After a discussion, prompts will be offered to get you writing. There will be the opportunity to read your writing if you would like to.

Alison will give suggestions to each guest where they could take their work next (or get it published). You'll also leave with a list of anthologies and competitions where you could submit your works.

Alison’s flash fiction has been shortlisted, longlisted and highly commended in competitions that include: The Bath Flash Fiction Award, the Reflex Fiction Prize and The Short Story Creative Non-fiction Flash award. Alison co-edited the 2018 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology and has had her fiction published in several magazines - you’ll be in perfect hands!

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Yuup extras

  • Take home some Write Club swag and extracts from literature to continue with your creative flow

Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Refreshments available
  • WiFi
  • Adult changing
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

We will adhere to the guidelines advised at the time.

On the day

What you'll need: Pen and paper A willingness to leap in and go with the flow A sense of courage and curiosity Your authentic self

Follow the alleyway between the bike shop and the crafts shop to find Hours tucked away. Ring the doorbell when you arrive.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About WriteClub

WriteClub provide inspiring creative writing workshops. Connecting you with a lovely writing community or offering one-on-one support to help you get the most out of your writing. All writers are welcome.

Their workshops will help you to get words down on the page, provide advice on how to manage procrastination and (every writer's biggest fear) get feedback on your work.

All workshops are led by WriteClubber-in-chief, Alison Powell. She's been running writing workshops forever (seriously, she even used to get her primary school friends writing stories...) and established WriteClub in 2016.

Alison supports new and established writers and runs regular workshops covering all aspects of the writing craft. Helping people to get going with (and, importantly, to complete!) their long dreamed of novels and memoirs. Alison is an award-winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa.

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Your host

Alison Powell

Alison runs WriteClub. She’s a creativity coach and an award-winning writer.

Besides running writing masterclasses that help nurture new talent, Alison runs regular open mic nights that celebrate work from established and emerging writers.

Alison’s work has been published in various anthologies and magazines. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Bringing years of experience as a secondary English and Drama teacher to the table. As a fully fledged INLPTA certified Master Practitioner of NLP and coaching - Alison certainly has a few tools to help her get the best out of her student’s writing!

Alison believes expressive writing has the power to transform lives. Her love of poetry and story, along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her positive, lively and welcoming teaching style. Alison will ensure you find all the support you need to get your words down on the page.

How to get there

Any questions?

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Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

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Price
£27.50 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.