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Bold Brevity: Power-Packed Writing Techniques for Flash Forms

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST

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Do you love reading short forms, but find them elusive to craft well? Come discover the core techniques you need to elevate your game!

Flash fiction and micro memoir are evocative stories told in tight packages. But many writers struggle to create the crucial and elusive “flash” moment.

In this webinar, you will learn how to craft publishable flash pieces. Our focus is on the specific techniques of subject choice, time management, and compression to pack your writing with power. These techniques are vital for writers working in longer forms, too. 

A lively, information-rich presentation is followed with time for Q&A. You’ll leave with a set of resources for further study, publishing tips, and a set of no-fail writing prompts.

Join this webinar to learn…

  • Three no-fail strategies for using compression
  • Time-tested tricks for building the elusive “flash!” in flash
  • How to deploy powerful, efficient openings and closings
  • The crucial art of titling
  • How and when to avoid common writer’s pitfalls

This webinar is ideal for:

  • Writers aiming to publish flash fiction and micro memoir
  • Prose writers seeking expertise in the use of compression
  • Creative writers who want to create a series of flash pieces to build a full-length project
  • Poets writing prose poems or narrative poems
  • Bloggers and Substackers who seek to up their game
  • Anyone who wants to hone their writing skillset

Closed captioning is available. ✔

All registrants receive the recording. ✔


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HEATHER SELLERS has a Ph.D. in creative writing from Florida State University. She has been teaching, coaching writers, and publishing poetry and prose for over thirty years. Heather is the author of four craft guides for writers, including the popular The Practice of Creative Writing and the brand-new How to Make Poems: Form and Technique. She’s published a memoir on face blindness, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, featured on Good Morning America and NPR, along with a children’s book, a collection of short stories, and four volumes of poetry. She gives readings and talks around the country, most recently at NASA, and she has won numerous awards for her teaching. Currently, she directs the creative writing program at the University of South Florida where she was given the University’s prestigious Kosove Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service in 2022. She offers private online courses and in-person courses in Tampa, Florida, where she lives, writes, and gardens.


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January 31
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST
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