CCWC Teen Workshop: Writing Flash Fiction
Are you a teen who loves to write? Do you want to learn how to write stories packed with action, suspense, and emotion? If so, then please join us for the 2023 CCWC Teen Program: “Writing Flash Fiction.”
In this workshop, you’ll learn to flex your writing muscles by learning how to write Flash Fiction (under 1000 words) and Microfiction (under 300 words). Writing very short fiction is fun and will strengthen your writing in any form or genre as you learn how to compress a story into its essence. We’ll work on creating strong characters and short plot arcs. You’ll learn how to hook your readers, reel them in, and deliver a twist–all in 1000 words or fewer! And because you’ll be writing short, you’ll have a completed piece by the end of the workshop. You’ll also learn about writing contests and other platforms where you can share your stories. Perhaps even more importantly, you’ll get to meet and collaborate with other writers like yourself.
This workshop will be led by Anne-Marie Strohman, a writer, teacher, and freelance editor based in the Bay Area. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a PhD in Renaissance Literature from UMass, Amherst. Her flash fiction story “Essential Manners for Grocery Shopping on a Tuesday Morning” was published by Reflex Press, and her story “What You Don’t Know Now” was published in Black Fox Literary Magazine’s Summer 2023 issue.