Starts Monday 7 June

Short Fiction Mini Masterclass
A quick intro to big little stories

Never done anything like this before and found the online format worked so well. Felt relaxed, and that contributed to creativity. Many thanks – will sign up for the next one next week!

Kathryn C
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Want to know what this short fiction thing is all about? Want to know the difference between a flash and a drabble? Want to know how to harness story ideas and turn them into something tangible? Want to discover the secret ingredient to all worthwhile fiction?

This quick ‘n’ dirty little intro to short fiction has all the answers you’re looking for, including:

PLUS: stellar short fiction examples and expert advice from authors like Paul McVeigh and Kit de Waal.
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Thank you, this was very cleansing and felt like a reset for me

Kristi
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