Full Course Outputs/Outcomes

If all optional assignments are completed, you can expect to –

(a) Finish the full course having written at least 32 new flashes for a Novella-in-Flash or Novel-in-Flash (N-I-F)

(b) Complete a one-page synopsis/outline summarising your N-I-F concept

(c) Be helped by six 45-minute 1-to-1 coaching sessions – to spark your creativity, alleviate self-doubts and creative anxiety, and overcome writing hurdles

(d) Encounter over 100 flexible writing prompts that can be applied to different story situations to help you generate new material

(e) Undertake 30 different “brainstorming”/exploration activities to help you think in new ways about your novella-in-flash/novel-in-flash

(f) Read extracts from 12 published novellas-in-flash plus additional relevant short stories

(g) Receive details of publication opportunities for novellas-in-flash/novels-in-flash

(h) [Optional] Encounter 3 ‘case study’ examples of published novellas-in-flash / novels-in-flash, in order to advance your knowledge of the form and pick up new strategies. The 3 texts chosen will be tailored to your writing project

(i) Encounter innovative, sophisticated and practical fiction-writing techniques drawn from Michael’s experiences of teaching fiction in Higher Education

(j) Gain lifetime access to a Novella-in-Flash Facebook Group, featuring additional teaching content and useful links relating to the novella-in-flash. The Facebook group is updated with fresh content on an ongoing basis.

(k) Undertake 10 creative activities from Michael’s innovative “Slouch to 5k” coaching programme for writers, each one designed to deepen your engagement with your project and get you moving forward.

(l) Enhanced Route (Coaching + Editing) only: Receive detailed feedback from the course tutor Michael Loveday on 8 draft flash fictions, as the course proceeds