Course Structure

Module 1 – incl. 1st 45-minute Skype / Zoom / Telephone tutorial – Idea Generation / Idea Discussion

Module 2 – Significant Encounters; Significant Events; Optional – Novella-in-Flash Case Study 1 (choice based on your previous reading, if any, of novellas-in-flash)

Module 3 – Thickening Your Story Soup (stage 1): Characters & Relationships

Module 4 – Thickening Your Story Soup (stage 2): Setting & Description

Module 5 – 2nd Skype / Zoom / telephone feedback tutorial (5 pages of completed flash fiction) and Problem-Solving Surgery.

Module 6 – Thickening Your Story Soup (stage 3): Strategies for Enriching and Contrasting Characters; Optional – Novella-in-Flash Case Study 2 (choice tailored to your project)

Module 7 – Thickening Your Story Soup (stage 4): Turning Points; Primal Action

Module 8 – Thickening Your Story Soup (stage 5): Connective Tissue; Strange/Innovative Forms

Module 9 – Problem-Solving Surgery

Module 10 – Ways to Delve More Deeply into Character

Module 11 – Narrative Arcs; Writing a Synopsis;
Optional – Novella-in-Flash Case Study 3 (choice tailored to your project)

Module 12 – Finding an Ending; Problem-Solving Surgery; Reflections on the Course

Course Ending – 45-minute Skype / Zoom / telephone tutorial: feedback on 15 pages of completed flash fiction + synopsis; Identifying Next Steps

(Option for 90-minute tutorial with detailed written feedback on a further 25 pages of manuscript (40 pages in total) – additional £100. +£10 per additional 10 pages thereafter)

A more detailed course outline can be requested via the Contact form