Testimonials

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“This course far exceeded my expectations. Every module came with a mixture of multiple prompts, suggestions for critically thinking about my work, examples to read and guidance which helped to focus my work and shape my story… Michael is incredibly supportive and his feedback is generous and delivered kindly. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to explore the novella-in-flash genre, or anyone looking to improve their writing in general.” (Gaynor Jones – Gaynor’s novella was published by Ellipsis Zine: Among These Animals)

“Writing my first ever novella-in-flash through this brilliant course, with Michael’s motivating and inspiring support, elevated it way beyond what I could have achieved by myself and helped me to produce some of my best writing ever. If you’re considering writing a novella-in-flash then this course and Michael will help you to work magic.” (Amanda Saint)

“Many, many thanks! Your careful reading, thoughtful responses and precise comments and questions have made all the difference. The course has been amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better guide to the world of novellas-in-flash.” (Danielle M.)

“The course materials are fantastic… The assignments are cleverly differentiated so you can adapt them to your project and the stage you are at accordingly.  The content is explained very clearly and in an accessible way. The tutor is approachable and also really kind and reaches out with encouraging nudges now and then which helps! The course materials and you as the tutor completely over-deliver on what I anticipated the course would provide. I can’t think of a single thing that is missing… Thank you Michael.” (Alexis Wolfe)

“I find myself recommending this course and your work often and with gusto. I like the individualized approach… You extend both praise and constructive criticism with respect that gives my work dignity and instills an eagerness to continue… The examples you’ve sent out in the modules and the information you’ve put together have amazed me. I’m thrilled to have been a part of this course.” (Debbie Daniel)

“When I started Michael’s novella-in-flash course, I had only the slimmest idea of the story I wanted to tell. The course’s engaging exercises and Michael’s insightful feedback helped me develop my initial concept into a solid first draft. I’m a slow writer, but Michael patiently checked in on me when needed and helped me stay motivated throughout numerous setbacks. Most of all, I feel like this course has given me permission to experiment with my writing more, and Michael’s generous and thoughtful critiques have helped me become a better writer overall.” (Leslie Trahan) 

“Michael Loveday scrutinizes sentences, diction, and syntax as well as style, structure, and substance. I’m always excited to see my piece crammed with comments because they light my way, improve my process and subsequent drafts. His laser vision helps excavate meaning and inspires me to dig more deeply into story.” (BettyJoyce Nash)

“All in all, a comprehensive, well-structured course. In particular, the prompts were effective, different to many on ‘teasing’ sites on the web i.e. those with plenty of promise but not substantial. I’ve written 110 pages, or 14,000 words. I’m impressed by your editing skills. Once again, many thanks for your support and inspiration. ‘Diolch yn fawr am bopeth.’ [Thanks for everything].” (Martin Huws)

“Michael Loveday has designed the NIF course to suit the requirements of writers at every stage of their careers, and he also gives you the flexibility of pacing yourself between modules… Michael is an empathetic, encouraging guide, and one of the most knowledgeable and passionate practitioners of flash fiction.” (Sahana Ahmed)

I’m incredibly glad I took this course, and have finished with a project close to my heart. In addition, the exercise in the very first Zoom call turned into a flash that was later shortlisted for the Retreat West 2021 prize.” (Elle Symonds)

“It was a hugely positive experience working with you, and I thoroughly enjoyed the course… I have to say that one of the highlights of working with you is tapping into the library of wonders you hold in your head…Your feedback has been excellent, perceptive and questioning, offering alternative perspectives and suggestions as well as identifying what was working well… I feel my writing has developed.” (Ali McGrane – Ali’s novella-in-flash was published by Ad Hoc Fiction: The Listening Project)

“I was one of the writers who enrolled for Michael’s original Novella-In-Flash course. I was looking for structure for a longer piece of writing and a tutor who would critique my work… Michael is a perceptive critic with an eclectic taste in reading/writing… [He] has an acute eye/ear for the written word and with a sensitive understanding of the person he’s working with. For me, this has been the best course since completing my MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.” (Barbara Renel)

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