Write a Piece of Flash Fiction!

Nicholas Lazzaro, Helping You Write Your Story

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9 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. What is Flash Fiction?

    • 2. Why Should I Write it?

    • 3. Crossroads Brainstorming

    • 4. Theory

    • 5. Journey Brainstroming

    • 6. Crossroads Example

    • 7. Pacing and Scenes

    • 8. Wrap Up!

    • 9. Critiquing Guidelines


Project Description

In class, we'll be working through the ideas behind and the planning of a piece of flash fiction. Once all the teaching is done, it's time to get to the doing. 

Write a Story.

All you have to do for the class is write a piece of flash fiction. I don't really care if you story board it like I've suggested, or if you do something very far afield of my ideas. All I care about is that you get that story posted on these forums and that it is under 1500 words.

Once you've put together the story and posted it, I'd appreciate it if you would critique at least one other student's piece, or mine, if you want ("Harold," attached). Ideally, we'd all critique more than one, and I will critique as many as I can, ideally all of them, but one critique per person should be enough.

Then, your piece should also enjoy some critique, at which point you are welcome to go back and edit, or leave it at that. Either way, it'll be great that you have something out there for others to see. 

I look forward to enjoying your stories. 


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