Is Flash Fiction Magic?
Flash fiction can seem elusive. It is shorter than a short story (and much shorter than a novel), but the finest flash fiction manages to tell a story fully within its common word count range of 300 – 1,000 words. Sometimes, flash fiction is compared to, or seen in the same arena as, prosodic poetry. So, what is flash fiction? My personal goal is that my reader feel equal parts sated and wanting more when the story ends. The genre of flash fiction (also known as short-short fiction or micro-fiction) is not new but is having a resurgence. In this workshop, we discuss the core tenets that make a flash fiction piece effective; I guide you on how to formulate a flash fiction story, and we work together on beginning your own flash fiction piece.
Self-Development & Haiku
Self-development (for the purpose of this workshop) covers educational and professional growth. They often go hand in hand, right? If we consider education more loosely–not only formal education, e.g. school-based learning–it takes on broader meaning. Education is the way you can engage with others and the world; the way you listen; how you focus on developing yourself and your mind; and how you reach your goals. In this workshop, we outline your self-development goals and review the writing you need to get there, including goal charts, personal statements, and cover letters. We use haiku to keep our eyes and ears open as we delve into our goal pathways. Please come with your goals in mind. They do not have to be fleshed out (we do this together), but be prepared to dialogue about your path!
Note: If you or your organization have a literacy need not covered here, please reach out to me! I custom design workshops as well.