Women Who Flash Their Lit



An online conference about women who write flash fiction

Pedagogy and flash: how do you approach workshop and class design?

Flashy Character Development & Narrative Arc

How much character development do you need?

How much, if any, narrative arc do you need?

How does narrative arc work differently in flash than in other forms of fiction? Continue reading “Flashy Character Development & Narrative Arc”

Embodied Experience in Flash: Intersections of Bodies, Lives, and Writing

What does it mean for you to be a female/female-identified writer who writes flash fiction? Does it matter? Should it?  Does the reality of an author’s embodied experience translate to reader experience?  Our experience of what makes us human, some argue, and has a profound influence on what kind of writers we are, what we write, how we write it. Some say, no it doesn’t or shouldn’t, the text stands alone. Is there a spectrum? How do we articulate it? Where does the text come from? What are its origins if not in experience? Does flash offer anything textually different from an embodiment perspective?  Continue reading “Embodied Experience in Flash: Intersections of Bodies, Lives, and Writing”

Language & Voice in Flash

What is the role of language and voice in flash? Are the roles more emphasized than in other forms of narrative? Continue reading “Language & Voice in Flash”

Flash As Genre: Structure and Form in Hybrid and Experimental Narratives

Is flash a genre, a form, or both, what?

How do you use space to your advantage in mosaic and other fragmented flash?

How does flash differ from the vignette or does it? Are categories—short story, poetry, prose poetry, vignette—restrictive? Helpful? Do we need these kinds of qualifiers? Continue reading “Flash As Genre: Structure and Form in Hybrid and Experimental Narratives”

How did you end up writing flash?

Breaking the rules

Breaking The Rules: Does flash have it’s own rule book, break old ones, or is it like any other form of creative writing? Continue reading “Breaking the rules”

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