Micro-Fiction: Making Every Word Count

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Richard Holt
20 January 2019 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Richard Holt
This workshop investigates micro-fiction as a distinct form which makes peculiar demands of its writers. Over the course of the day participants will explore the requirements of very short fiction and strategies for creating great stories within a constrained word count. As well as looking at a range of approaches taken by well-known authors, writers will be provided with opportunities to write and share their own micro-fiction.

You will learn

  • How the requirements of flash fiction differ those of more familiar short story formats
  • To harness the constraints of a tight word-count to write great fiction
  • The nature of the ‘contract’ between the flash fiction writer and their reader
  • How to retain the literary integrity of your flash fiction, regardless of its brevity
  • The unique on- and off-the-page publication potential of flash fiction

About Richard Holt

Richard Holt’s short story and micro-fiction collection 'What You Might Find' (Spineless Wonders, 2018) was described by The Australian as ‘a tonic for readers in search of new angles from which to spin the world around in their heads’. His stories have appeared in numerous collections and journals. He also produces micro-fiction for public spaces in a range of video, public art and performance formats.

Writers Victoria
176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 03 9094 7840
Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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