Flash Fiction: Powerful Stories in Tiny Wordcounts with Dettra Rose
Flash fiction is gaining global popularity for its immediacy and punchy bite-sized storytelling. Flash is all about brevity; story length ranges from 50 to 1000 words. With so few to play with, every word must earn its keep. The skills required to write compelling flash are transferable and will help inform and sharpen longer short formats, novels and creative non-fiction. Come along and find out why so many writers are getting hooked.
When: Saturday 19 June, 10am – 1pm Where: In-person at the Byron Writers Festival office, 2/58 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay Cost: $50 members, $60 non-members
What flash fiction and micro fiction are and what they’re not.
Examples of great flash to highlight different techniques. Discussion. Q&A
Easy tips and check list to help construct pieces that work and connect.
Writing exercise 300 words with themes/prompts.
Writing exercise 100 words.
Feedback and discussion.
Who is it for
Everyone except experienced flash freaks.
What you will need to participate
Participants need to bring a device (laptop of otherwise) with a word counter.
About Dettra Rose
Dettra Rose is an award-winning flash fiction author in Australia and the UK. She wrote her first flash in 2018, winning the inaugural Australian Writers’ Centre Furious Fiction prize – and a love affair was born. Since then, her pieces have won and been shortlisted/longlisted in many esteemed competitions. Her work is also widely published online and in print anthologies. She is working on a novel and trying hard to finish it despite her addiction to flash. Dettra is an experienced educator and workshop facilitator.