The Art of Brevity: Writing Flash Fiction

Berkeley, CA

In flash fiction, the whole is a part and the part is a whole. The form forces the writer to question each word, to reckon with Flaubert's mot juste, and move a story by hints and implications. Flash stories are built through gaps as much as the connective tissue of words, so what's left out of a story is often more important than what's included. A single sentence can serve the function that a paragraph or even a chapter might in a longer work. In this workshop, Grant Faulkner, co-founder of 100 Word Story and San Francisco's Flash Fiction Collective, will discuss how a different type of creativity emerges within a hard compositional limit. Come prepared to write short pieces and explore the expansiveness of succinctness.
The Art of Brevity: Writing Flash Fiction