UPDATE: Apparently some people had browser issues with seeing the email signup form for this free course. Another entry point has been provided for you – copied below. The course begins Tuesday 14th May with emails coming out to remind you.
Holly Lisle is offering a 3 week Flash Fiction Course. Free. All you need to do is signup on her website – create a free membership account – and then signup your email address to the Boot Camp Updates list. Then you’ll receive notification when the course goes live.
1) Create a free member account here: http://howtothinksideways.com/ (or logon if you are already a member)
2) Once you’re logged in, sign up to receive the Boot Camp Updates newsletter. The sign-up form features a dog wearing a hat – he makes it easy for folks to know they’re in the right place. The direct link is http://howtothinksideways.com/class-alerts-and-updates/.
(3) If you are having problems finding (seeing) this form, use the following link to a different form – http://howtothinksideways.com/classrooms/browser-issue-boot-camp-updates-page/
Signing up to the Updates newsletter gives you an additional bonus of a expiry-free coupon code to the Holly Lisle shop – where you can purchase training PDFs on creating characters, culture and plotting.
The Flash Fiction course (according to an email sent out to current members) will teach how to write FIVE flash fiction short stories at a time. Adding a short ‘About the Author’ section, and put together as an anthology, you can then publish your work to Amazon (which has a 2500 word minimum on ebooks), Smashwords or the rest.
Holly’s three week course is intended as a gift – to give you a good, solid starter project, and to prove to you that you can both finish stories, and do it well.
If you want to try your hand at self-publishing, your own themed Flash Fiction anthology, created in this class, is a nice place to start.
No affiliate links, this course is free. And I’m going to try my hand at writing some flashy fic myself. See you there!