Flash is the building block of great fiction. Discover the techniques for mastering brevity with an active voice.

Mastering Flash Fiction

Writing Course


More than just super short stories, flash focuses on brevity, word economy, and making maximum impact in as few words as possible, encouraging the writer to create better short stories, novellas and novels.

Writers who are keen to bring more verve, wit and action to their short story and novel writing will find plenty of practical tools and exercises in this course, as will modern writers looking to craft socially aware and shareable content for the 21st Century. Writers of all skill levels are welcome.

Topics Covered In This Course Include:

  • What is great Flash Fiction?
  • Getting straight to the action - The power of 'in media res'
  • Where to start & where to finish
  • How much should you plan?
  • The role of adjectives in flash
  • How to be ruthless with the red pen
  • Setting limits, exceeding expectations
  • Selling Flash Fiction.

By The End Of This Course You Will Have:

  • Completed six diverse flash fiction stories
  • Possess a competent knowledge of Flash Fiction
  • Know how to use Flash to generate longer stories.
  • Be confident taking your work to the marketplace.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the Mastering Flash Fiction Writing Course, only a desire to write the best stories possible.

Course Length: This is a six module course with each module taking about 60-90 minutes to complete. There is a lot of creative writing in this course, and you will submit creative work after each module for review and feedback by the NiTH team. Expect:
  • 45-60 minutes of writing per module.
  • About half an hour of reading per module.
  • One-to-one tutelage from your NiTH Editor
  • Access to the NiTH Community.
  • Bonus exercises (optional)
Course Options:
  1. Twice Weekly - Two modules per week for three weeks on the days of your choosing
  2. Weekly - One module a week over six weeks on the day of your choosing.

Course Fees: $300 AUD payable via Paypal (International) or Bank Deposit (Australian Residents only)


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Discounts: Until 31 July this course is discounted by 50% for Patrons & Subscribers . Find out more by downloading the course curriculum Download PDF.

What About Group Bookings? Our courses can be completed in a group setting, be it with a couple of friends or as a team building exercise. To find out more about group bookings, Contact Us.

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