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    Flash Fiction (online)

    In 2017, The New Yorker magazine started a summer-long flash-fiction series. It was a milestone: the form has come of age. What’s so great about very short stories? You can write a first draft in a single day. Read more…

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    Simply Writing (online)

    Do you only write when you have an assignment? What obstacles do you experience to writing? How can you structure your life in order to keep writing? How, exactly, do you finish a piece of writing?At Simply Writing, we’ll define ways of making writing a more natural process; more time-efficient; and more fun. Read more…

  • Writing Memoir (online)

    A personal essay is 3,000 percent easier to write than a short story, claims writer Carol Bly. The essay is indeed a scalable form. In fact, this is our starting point for Writing Memoir: the personal essay. During this weekend, you’ll get the coaching to create a complete personal essay—from idea to first draft.

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    The Art of Revision

    “Writing is rewriting,” the adage tells us.

     

    But how do we rewrite? How do we decide what to leave in and what to take out? How do we determine the scope of a piece, devine its essence, know where to start and where to end? Do we edit line by line, paragraph by paragraph—or make the professional leap of re-thinking the piece first?

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