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‘Flash in a Flash’ Online Class Coming December 7

The NCWN’s next online class will be “Flash in a Flash” with author Katey Schultz at 7 pm on Thursday, December 7, and registration is open now.

Flash is one of the most popular genres being written and published today. Whether you’re already published, mired in NaNoWriMo drafts, deep into a memoir project, or fully devoted to fiction, the skills required in flash fiction and flash nonfiction will improve your ability to handle scene, embed metaphor, and target a character’s desires with precision.

In “Flash in a Flash” you will learn the defining traits of flash form writing, study noteworthy examples, and begin one or two new flashes from prompts delivered during class time. You will leave the presentation feeling more confident about scene, concision, and that elusive “so what?” factor that can turn anecdotal writing into impactful narrative.

Katey Schultz is the author of Flashes of War, which the Daily Beast praised as an “ambitious and fearless” collection, and Still Come Home, a novel, both published by Loyola University Maryland. Honors for her work include North Carolina’s Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, the Linda Flowers Literary Award, Doris Betts Fiction Prize, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year award, gold and silver medals from the Military Writers Society of America, the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year award, five Pushcart nominations, a nomination to Best American Short Stories, National Indies Excellence recognition, and writing fellowships in eight states. She has taught all over the country—at Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Fishtrap, 49 Alaska Writing Center, StoryStudio Chicago, and her own organization Maximum Impact, among many others. She lives in Celo and is the founder of Maximum Impact, a transformative mentoring service for creative writers that has been recognized by both CNBC and the What Works Network.

Registration for “Flash in a Flash” is $45 for NCWN members, $65 for nonmembers, and will be open until Wednesday, December 6.