Flash Fiction Writing Course

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Abby Connolly is a writer based in Dublin. Her short stories, flash fiction pieces, and creative non-fiction have been included in magazines such as Sonder, The Attic, Púca, Porridge, and the An Áitiúil anthology. In 2023, she won the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair and was a Young Writer Delegate in 2021 for the Dublin Book Festival.

Start Date: 1st May, 2024

Duration: 6 Weeks

Fee: €170

2 places remaining

Course Outline

Have you always wondered how to write your own flash fiction?

Maybe you have a short story you are aching to tell but don’t know where to begin. In that case, the Writing Flash Fiction Course is for you. Over six weeks, you will learn everything you need to write your own flash fiction, from all its various types and forms to how to create characters and settings in as few words as possible. This Course is designed for any writer, regardless of genre. It guides you through the first steps of writing flash fiction!

Lesson 1: What is Flash Fiction? 

The first lesson introduces you to flash fiction as a form. You will learn what themes to include in your flash fiction and what type of flash fiction you should write to get started! 

Lesson 2: Plotting Flash Fiction

The second lesson teaches you how to plot flash fiction. You will learn how to plan flash fiction and how to create tension in your writing.

Lesson 3: Characters in Flash Fiction

The third lesson teaches you how to write characters in flash fiction. You will learn how to give your characters motivation and how to write dialogue in your short stories.

Lesson 4: Setting in Flash Fiction

The fourth lesson teaches you how to write settings in flash fiction. You will learn how to research settings for your writing and how to use sensory imagery to describe them.

Lesson 5: Experimenting with Genre

The fifth lesson teaches you how to experiment with your flash fiction. You will learn how to combine genres and forms to create a new kind of story your readers will love. 

Lesson 6: Editing and Publishing Flash Fiction

The final lesson teaches you how to edit and publish your flash fiction. With expert advice, you will learn how to proofread and copyedit flash fiction ready for publication.

To find out more about how the online courses work, or if you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at info@creativewriting.ie

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Start Date

1st May


6 weeks




Abby Connolly