I will be teaching two classes soon, that is if people sign up for them and make them happen.
Interest in flash fiction has caught fire in the literary world, and this is the perfect class for those ready to try it for themselves. Using a weekly assignment designed to help you create compelling tales in 1,000 words or less, this course will offer class feedback on your work, as well as discussion of published flash fiction masterpieces. Open to all, it’s a great way for veterans to hone their craft, and for beginners to explore imagination’s possibilities. Limited to 12.
Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:45-7:45 pm. Begins Mar. 28, 56 Brattle St.
Learn the ins and out of preparing a story or essay for publication in a literary magazine or journal, an important step in building your career as a writer. In the first session, you’ll find out all the basic for submissions to lit mags: dos and don’ts, cover letters, what editors are looking for, how to find the right fit, etc. In the second session, you’ll focus on crafting a strong opening as we discuss how to carry that urgency throughout the story. Motivated students will leave with an idea of how to start a story and what to do with it once it’s ready to submit.
Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; 2 sessions starting March 24, 2011, ending March 31, 2011