Packing a Punch: Big Stories in Small Spaces

Acclaimed short-story writer Katie Bickell on how to write quality fiction in a flash (literally)

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As any true writer knows, it’s harder — much harder — to “write short” than to write long. Unless, of course, you’ve mastered flash fiction like Katie Bickell. In this workshop, the award-winning author shows you how to craft powerful narratives in 1,000 words, 500 words, even 100! Katie will deconstruct the short fiction format at its most basic level and share her techniques for succinct-but-rich storytelling, in between a few brief writing prompts. Expect to leave the class with a draft piece of flash fiction and a list of markets open to submissions.

Bonus: Submit your prompt-produced 300-words-or-less story to PanU’s contest for a chance to win $100 (contest judged by the instructor and open to registered students only; deadline is April 1/21; submission details to be determined.)

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On behalf of the author and PanU, a portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to Media Girlfriends Scholarship. We encourage you to financially support the charity here.

Includes: Live 90-minute class with Q&A; a handy cheat-sheet on short fiction; access to watch Replay anytime you want.

How it Works: After checkout, you’ll receive a receipt with a link and password for the live Zoom class. You’ll also receive an emailed reminder with the same information a few hours before the session. After the class you’ll get a password to access the Replay and cheat-sheet.

Accessibility: Closed captioning is auto-generated and subject to error.

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