Course Outputs / Outcomes

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

(a) finish the course having written at least 20 new flashes for a Novella-in-Flash or Novel-in-Flash (N-I-F), whether for a new N-I-F concept or strengthening an existing N-I-F

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

(c) [Optional] encounter and discuss 3 ‘case study’ examples of published Novellas-in-Flash / Novels-in-Flash, in order to advance your knowledge of the form, glean new strategies and identify good techniques, including options for innovative use of form. The 3 texts chosen will be tailored to your writing project

(d) receive feedback from the course tutor Michael Loveday on 11 draft Flash fictions, as the course proceeds

(e) during 2x 45-minute tutorials, receive detailed feedback on 20 further pages of completed flash fiction/synopsis, with the option to increase this

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