Do you have memories to share? Stories to tell? Do you want to write, but don't have much time? Writing Flash Memoir & Fiction will show you the skills you need to write your stories in fewer than 1,000 words. This six-week course includes writing exercises, discussions of techniques and craft, plus in-class workshops of students' writing. In a trusting environment, you will learn to develop characters; describe place, setting, and actions; write realistic dialogue; and avoid pitfalls like telling instead of showing. One of the best things about learning to write short, concise stories is they can be stitched together as scenes in a longer work such as a novel or a memoir. The short pieces can also be used in conjunction with photos, videos, blogs, or websites, or even be posted on Facebook or other social media. This is a great, flexible way to design a family memoir. The course will also discuss ways you can publish a book for your family, or even to sell on sites like Amazon. | Active participation.