Monday, November 19, 2018

Flash Fiction and the Holidays

Flash Fiction and the Holidays

The Yuletide season is a perfect time to write flash memoir.
1)      We have no time to write a gajillion words, so keep it simple and small, haiku Christmas! Remember Dicken’s A Christmas Carol was one of his shortest and MOST popular stories, The best things come in small packages.
2)      So MUCH material is generated by dysfunctional families, Christmas feast disasters, Gift of the Magi moments. We all have memories conjured by this festive/unfestive time of the year.

So I have some ideas I’ll share with you this week as we head into Thanksgiving—which launches us into Black Friday and the Advent Season.

My first tip is to come to a class I’ll be facilitating at OCWW in Winnetka.

Jane Hertenstein - Holiday Flash
December 20, 2018

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka IL
Guest – $20.00
Member – $10.00
Non-Member – $20.00
Student – $10.00

Jane Hertenstein leads us in a special Flash Fiction and Memoir workshop and contest. We'll get a flash course in writing flash, then Jane will turn us loose to write 500 words or less, fiction or memoir, on something related to holiday experiences. A week later, member participants are invited to submit their final drafts to Jane, who will select up to three entries to feature in the OCWW newsletter.

Go to for more information and to register for the class. Hope to see you there.

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