Free Monthly meeting, 1-hour Zoom presentation
Saturday, October 17, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Co-founder of 100 Word Story
In flash fiction, the whole is a part and the part is a whole. The form forces the writer to question each word, to reckon with Flaubert’s mot juste, and move a story by hints and implications. Flash stories are built through gaps as much as the connective tissue of words, so what’s left out of a story is often more important than what’s included. A single sentence can serve the function that a paragraph or even a chapter might in a longer work.
You can expect to:
- learn how a different type of creativity emerges within a hard compositional limit
- come prepared to write short pieces
- explore the expansiveness of succinctness.
Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story and the Flash Fiction Collective. He has published a collection of 100-word stories, Fissures, and another short story collection, All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2021. He’s published several books on writing, including Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, and he is also the co-host of the podcast Write-minded. Follow him on Twitter at @grantfaulkner. You can find his full bio at http://grantfaulkner.com/bio/
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