Writing Fabulous Flash Fiction

The next course date for Writing Fabulous Flash Fiction is Sunday, December 7th, 10 am – 1 pm

Course Venue St Peter’s Centre, (Turn at Coach Inn), Dublin Road, Bray (Upstairs in Centre.)

Course Outline

Flash fiction (very short fiction, up to a max of 1000 words) epitomises what is best in fiction writing: use of precise language, engagement of the reader and great storytelling. It’s also a great format for time pressed readers and writers. The aim of this course is to help you develop your skills in this vibrant and exciting form. The skills learned here can also be applied to improve your writing in longer work.

Topics covered: What is flash fiction, a modern phenomena? Hooking the reader and why that matters, how to make language work twice, structure and surprise, how to make editing an art. How to make your mark through flash fiction submissions.

Writing Exercises: These will support the topics covered and provide hands on practice in creating powerful short fiction.

You’ll receive resources and hand outs to take away.

Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Course Fee: 35 euro

Booking and Payment

To Book Fill in the Form Below or email alison at brierwell dot com. You will be then contacted re confirmation and payment. Payment – Ideally through Paypal in advance of the course to alison at brierwell dot com. If you are unable to pay through PayPal other arrangements can be made.


Tutor: As a psychology and communications graduate and over the course of several years writing I’ve developed a great interest in the techniques and psychology of motivation and creativity. As a mother of four I have personal experience of juggling a busy life with creative writing. I’ve had stories published in literary journals and anthologies in Ireland (Crannóg, The Stinging Fly, New Planet Cabaret etc) and abroad (Two National Flash Fiction anthologies in UK, Deck the Halls and Eighty Nine in Australia, Literary Orphans in Chicago, and online Metazen, The View From Here etc) and been nominated for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Prize and shortlisted for the Bridport and Fish and other prizes.

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