Writing Flash Fiction

Course Dates: 
8 weeks: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 21, 2018
Mondays, 9-11 a.m.
John Himmelheber
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

Flash fiction (FF) is short, short fiction usually between 250-1,000 words. It engages the reader in a flash and its compression often has more emotional impact than longer works. We’ll further define FF, study its history, form and techniques, and try some writing exercises geared toward developing expertise in FF. Finally, we will “workshop” each other’s efforts at writing FF with the goal of publication, if so desired. Required text:  The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Tara L Masih, ed. ISBN-13: 978-0978984861.

Course outline

John Himmelheber (jxhimmelheber@gmail.com) is a practicing writer who has taught creative writing for more than 30 years. He holds a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in poetry writing. He currently edits Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine (sblaam.com).