Flash fiction is an art that combines a compelling plotline with ruthless editing skills—which is what makes the genre such a great English-honing skill. In this 12-part series led by award-winning author Nelly Shulman, you’ll learn all about the mechanics of a good flash fiction story, study examples of the genres within flash fiction, and try your hand at writing one. Each session will combine lectures with interactive exercises, so you’ll have an opportunity to apply what you’re learning and get help and feedback from the instructor.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Because, as Shakespeare so eloquently put it, “Brevity is the soul of wit,” meaning most times you can say a lot more with fewer words. This series will help you hone your English to a finer point and give you the tools to be a better communicator.
Requirements: To get the most out of this masterclass, we recommend an English proficiency level of B2 (Upper Intermediate) or higher. Anything below and you might struggle to catch the subtleties.
About Our Speaker: Nelly Shulman is a distinguished writer, a Fulbright fellow, and an award-winning author with a rich international background. She has won multiple awards for her work, both in Russia and internationally. Currently based in Jerusalem, Nelly is working on her English-language novel set among Russian émigrés in 1930s Europe. Her work has appeared in the Vine Leaves Press Anthology of the Best 2021 Flash Fiction and in the various literary magazines.
� Explore her portfolio: Nelly Shulman’s Blog – https://nellyshulman.blog/
Mark These Dates!
- October 6 – Introduction to Flash Fiction
- October 13 – Mechanisms of the Short Story
- October 20 – Best British Short Stories
- October 27 – Best US Short Stories
- November 3 – Genres in Flash Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy
- November 10 – Genres in Flash Fiction: Thriller & Detective Fiction
- November 17 – Genres in Flash Fiction: Romance & Historical Fiction
- November 24 – Creating a Compelling Setting
- December 1 – Writing Engaging Characters
- December 8 – Dialogue Writing
- December 15 – Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
- December 22 – Self-Editing, Proofreading, and Submission Guidelines
⏰ Note: Each session reserves the last 30 minutes for hands-on creative writing exercises. Come prepared to write like the wind!
Earn an e-certificate from American Center in Moscow!
To qualify for an e-certificate, you need to attend at least 10 out of 12 Zoom sessions and fill out an attendance form during each session.