BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FLASH FICTION

HOW TO CONJURE TEENY, FLASHY STORIES OUT OF THIN AIR

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UNPRETENTIOUS, FABULOUS WRITING TEACHERS

I've had a membership to Writers' HQ for a couple of years now, and have gone from writing in my head to being shortlisted by the Bath Flash Fiction Award. They are unpretentious, fabulous, writing teachers who embrace language so it feels exciting and accessible to everyone, wherever you are on your writing journey.

- Claire Hart

Part of the WHQ membership

7 days course, rolling access

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Are you ready to create some teeny tiny stories full of impact and truth and humanity? YES YOU ARE! Come flash with us…

Our Beginner’s Guide to Flash Fiction course contains a holy hand grenade of tips, tricks and techniques on crafting your own glorious little story nuggets, breaking all the rules (jk there aren’t any), and even getting your work published.

Stuff like…

  • What, actually, IS flash fiction?
  • Where to find inspiration and story ideas
  • The fundamentals of flash and how to use ’em
  • How to develop, edit, and polish your work
  • And what to do when you’re ready to send your stories out into the world <eek!>

Learn the ins and outs of flash fiction with a huge range of examples, techniques and prompts.

Exercises and challenges to help you develop your craft and find your own flashy groove!

Join our lovely little online community to support you through your writing journey and beyond, plus peer and WHQ feedback.

LOVE FOR WRITERS’ HQ

I just wanted to say how much I love Writers’ HQ
A story I wrote for Flash Face Off has been accepted for publication (on a website I found in the WHQ competition listings). Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to send my work out ‘there’ and to all those wonderful people on the forums who give such amazing constructive criticism!

Sarah Gallego

Flash Face Off

Flash Face Off
I just wanted to thank you again for inviting me to read on Friday. The feedback was AMAZING!! I am rather overwhelmed to be honest… and super delighted (and proud) to be part of this wonderful community.

Katy M

Flash Face Off

Writers’ HQ are absolute legends ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
They have taken me from someone who writes and created a writer. They also making a cracking cuppa. The retreats are an oasis of writing calm and an inspirational treat. Meeting fellow writers is always a treat. The online courses are not only draw out the writer you know is inside but are incredibly fun to boot.

Vicki Sarteur

Membership

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Their courses are easy to apply, fun to do and will improve all areas of your writer life. Plus they’re an absolute bargain. Get in now before they realise how much they could charge.

Clare Wade

Membership

TUTORS

Kathy Hoyle
(AKA ‘Flashy Kathy’)
Coventry retreat rep, Flash Face Off queen, and all round lush chick

Jo Gatford
Half of Writers’ HQ
Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel

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