Paula Martinac is the author of four published novels, including The Ada Decades, a finalist for the 2018 Ferro-Grumley Literary Award; and Out of Time, winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Raleigh Review, Main Street Rag, Minerva Rising, Bloom, Hippocampus,and other venues. She is a lecturer in creative writing at UNC Charlotte and a writing coach/teacher at Charlotte Center for the Literary Arts.
Mastering Micro Fiction
It’s no surprise that in the age of tweeting, micro or flash fiction continues to increase in popularity and visibility. Some authors are even writing complete novels and novellas in flash. In this workshop, we’ll explore how flash narratives use language to draw readers in, and how writers convey character, arc, and emotion in under 1,000 words. We’ll discuss how flash differs from prose poetry; read examples of published works; experiment with the form through several exercises; and look at publishing outlets for our micro masterpieces. Bring a notebook and your imagination!
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