Workshop

Exploring Flash Fiction with Ian Nettleton – fully booked!

Saturday 14 November
Online (Zoom)
10am - 1pm BST
£45 / £35 conc

Whether you’re new to writing or looking to take time out from a longer prose project, flash fiction takes a relatively short time to write and can give a great deal of satisfaction. It can be sharp, pithy, surprising, emotional, funny – and there is a growing market out there for this remarkable fictional form.

In this half-day online workshop led by novelist and flash fiction writer Ian Nettleton you will discuss:

  • What is flash fiction? How long is it?
  • What does a good piece of flash fiction need?
  • What is the difference between flash fiction and prose poems or short stories?
  • Where does flash fiction come from/where can you gain inspiration?

The workshop will also feature a practical exercise where you will be asked to write an on-the-spot piece of flash, and to workshop that piece of raw writing with constructive and encouraging feedback from your group.

Ian will also offer advice and techniques on how to edit your flash fiction and where to take it next – from the habit of writing to the many competitions that are out there for you to enter.

This workshop is fully booked!

To join the waiting list please email info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk

Bursary places

One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply >>


About Ian

Ian NettletonIan Nettleton has a doctorate in Creative & Critical Writing from UEA (2003). His first novel, The Last Migration, set in the Australian outback, was runner-up for both the 2014 Bath Novel Award prize for literature and the inaugural Bridport Prize/Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award. He has also worked for the BBC as a writer and presenter, critiqued novels for The Literary Consultancy and published short fiction in a number of anthologies. He was shortlisted for the Bridport Flash Fiction Prize 2019, the Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award 2020, longlisted for the Winter Reflex Fiction Competition 2019 and longlisted for the Ellipsis Flash Fiction Collection Competition 2020.

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November 14, 2020 10:00 am November 14, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Exploring Flash Fiction with Ian Nettleton – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

Whether you’re new to writing or looking to take time out from a longer prose project, flash fiction takes a relatively short time to write and can give a great deal of satisfaction. It can be sharp, pithy, surprising, emotional, funny – and there is a growing market out there for this remarkable fictional form. […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich