Nov. 11, 2012
-- (Cape Cod, MA) Flash fiction is one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative markets for writers. Print magazines may be using less fiction -- but mobile devices and electronic publications are a growing market that desires excellent content. People want to read quick pieces as they stand in line or take the bus.
Cape-based author Devon Ellington teaches an online-only workshop from December 7-16, 2012. Cost of the class is $50. Participants will learn how to make the decisions for a tight, focused, powerful piece of short fiction with detailed individual critique on each piece. They will write a piece of fiction a day for seven days, then revise and submit them all by the end of the class. Participants don’t need previous publication credits, but do need to have a strong grasp of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and structure. Strunk & White’s ELEMENTS OF STYLE is the required text for the class.
“My students nicknamed me the ‘Writing Tiger Mom’,” Ellington laughs. “But those who survive my classes tend to have a high publication rate. No excuses. If you want to write, put your butt in the chair and WRITE.” Although the class is online and students can hop on and off any time of day they want, there are regular deadlines that must be met during the course of the class.
Coincidentally, one of Ellington’s own flash fiction pieces, the 200-word “Love in a Wok” was just accepted by Daily Love and will go live on November 26th.
Ellington is a full-time writer, publishing in a half a dozen names in both fiction and non-fiction. Her plays are produced in New York, London, Edinburgh, and Australia. She teaches both online and in-person, offers a wide variety of business writing and editing services for an international client base, and is a newly-elected member of the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Writers Center. To register for this class, go to http://www.devonellingtonwork.com/FastandFun.html