This module introduces you to flash fiction: a very short narrative form that works through compression, the use of imagery, and the omission of sequential narrative material. We will explore the form through exemplar texts from around the world and you will have the opportunity to develop the editorial skills necessary to capture flash fiction’s brevity and imaginative power in your own work.
Typically taught via literature seminars and practitioner workshops, you will experience a range of techniques, including generative writing prompts. You will also gain experience of responding reflectively and creatively to feedback - to this end, one seminar each term will be replaced by a one-to-one personal tutorial.
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