Join Karim Lakhani and learn how to compose impactful and creative pieces of non-fiction under 500 words. The imperative of brevity compels lucid and inventive writing.
Come and learn how to compose impactful and creative pieces of non-fiction under 500 words.
In an era of brief attention spans and twitter enthusiasts, flash essays (short-shorts) are sought after by publishers. A flash is not a vignette but rather constitutes a complete story or essay written with extreme economy of language. Normally under 1000 words, and often under 500, flash is a rewarding form to master.
In this course, you will read and write evocative flash memoirs and personal essays for class discussion and become familiar with the craft elements that make these pieces memorable. Expect to begin work on several flash essays and to complete one such essay for group critique.
Individuals with a habit of reading and an interest in writing, with little or no experience in writing. Those who can write in wordier formats, looking for a new mode of expression.