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Write Tight: Strategies for Creating Compelling Flash Fiction & Micro-Memoir

April 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

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Learn failproof strategies for creating flash fiction and micro memoir.

Flash fiction and micro memoir are thrilling to read and surprisingly, maddeningly difficult to compose. In this presentation, you’ll learn what missteps to avoid, and how to use compression, energy, summary image and turns to shape memorable short pieces.

This webinar will present pitfalls alongside their solutions and provide examples from terrific published works.

In this session, you will:
  • IGNITE the elusive “flash!” in flash
  • LEARN when to increase and how to control momentum
  • EXAMINE the use of the volta (turn)
  • DISCOVER how to open and close extremely brief pieces
  • EXPLORE the art of titling
This webinar is for…
  • Writers who seek to publish flash fiction and micro memoir
  • Anyone who wants to hone their writing skills
  • Creative writing students who want to build a full-length project from a series of flash pieces
  • Memoir/nonfiction writers interested in writing tighter, shorter works
  • Fiction writers seeking training in summary and compression
  • Poets who are curious about writing prose poems or narrative poems
  • Bloggers who want to up their game

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording. ✔


HEATHER SELLERS a Florida native, is the author of four poetry collections: Field Notes from the Flood Zone (BOA, 2022); The Present State of the Garden (Lynx House Press, 2021); The Boys I Borrow (New Issues Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award; and Drinking Girls and Their Dresses (Ahsahta Press, 2002). She is also the author of the memoir You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know (Riverhead, 2011), which was an O, the Oprah Magazine Book of the Month Club Choice, and an Editor’s Choice at the New York Times. Her popular textbook The Practice of Creative Writing (Macmillan, 2021), is in its fourth edition. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Creative Nonfiction, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Reader’s Digest, The Sun, and Tin House. She has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a residency at The MacDowell Colony. She directs the undergraduate and MFA creative writing programs at the University of South Florida. For more information about Heather Sellers, visit 



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April 19, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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