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Elements of Flash: A SmokeLong Introduction to Flash

August 26, 2020

This workshop is sold out. If you would like to be on the waiting list (in case someone cancels), please send an email to editors@smokelong.com


The SmokeLong three-hour live Zoom workshop “Elements of Flash” is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the art of drafting compelling flash narratives. During the workshop, we will draft numerous story beginnings, analyze great examples of the form, and focus on what we need to tell the world. We will also learn and practice drafting techniques that will energize your writing.

What sentence-level devices make flash narratives compelling?

What sets flash narratives apart from other narrative forms?

What is a Moment of Being?

We’ll discuss these topics and more, and we’ll come away with lots of story drafts.

Date: September 19
Time: 10am Los Angeles/1pm NYC/6pm London (please check for your time zone)
Duration: 3 hours
Workshop leader: Christopher Allen
Cost: $39 (please send an email to editors@smokelong.com to request payment details)


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