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Adventures in Short Short Fiction

Jude’s pamphlet of short short fiction published by V. Press in 2017

Join the keen pool of writers, writing and studying flash (short short) fiction with Jude who is a self-confessed flash fiction addict.

The focus is to write, read and learn about the art of writing flash fiction.

Format: Writing exercises and a focus on a different style of flash fiction each week. Homework and feedback on flash fictions you have written. Encouragement to submit your short fictions to magazines and competitions.

Dates: 21st March, 28th March  — Break for easter —   April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th and May 16th. May 23rd.

Venue: Downstairs in ‘The Ram’ public house, 20 Claverton Buildings, Bath. A self-contained quiet space.

Time: 12.00 – 2.00 pm. Simple lunches are available in the pub. We have a short lunch break half way through.

Jude reading from The Chemist’s House at St James’ Wine Vaults, Bath.

Jude would like you to pay for four sessions in advance via bank transfer £40. And you can pay-as-you-go for any other sessions. She’s looking for ten writers maximum each week and six minimum, so contact her to get bank  details and to say which dates you can come. It’s helpful to do a few sessions in a row if you can.  All new to the group receive a free copy of To Carry Her Home’ Bath Flash Fiction Vol. One, an anthology of flashes from the international competition.

Want to come to all eight sessions? Just transfer £80 instead of £40.

Jude runs the Bath Flash Fiction Award a three times a year international contest and directs the UK’s only literary festival entirely dedicated to flash fiction.

Booking for the next festival in Bristol 20-22nd July is now open. There is a great line up of workshops, talks, readings, open-mic, picnic.  More details flashfictionfestival.com


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Writing a Novel, with Alex and James (Ellis), Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th March 2018 Cost: £56  for both sessions. Venue: Hall & Woodhouse, Bath,10.30am-12.30pm 

 Sold out but please contact in case a place comes up… Please Contact Alex    £56 for both sessions

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Writing and editing Flash Fiction

Learn all about short short fiction in an eight week course with Jude. Now sold out. Contact Jude if you are interested in joining another course.

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Writing a memoir, or writing from life for fiction   

 Two memoir writing workshops with Alex — Thursday 1st February, 10.30-12.30 pm and Thursday 8th February 10.30-12.30 pm at Hall & Woodhouse, Bath . SOLD OUT  Waiting list  £52 FOR BOTH SESSIONS  . Contact Alex

These two workshops with Alex, are for anyone interested in writing a memoir, or wants to in use their own life as material in a novel or short stories with plenty of writing exercises to trigger memories.  We  will also look at examples of different types of memoir. Continue reading

Rainbow ideas

Write down as many words as you can associated with rainbows, chimney pots and crows. Pick your seven  favourites. Now  write down an idea for a novel, or a short story  which will include some of your seven favourite words and one of the colours of the rainbow.


Write a children’s solstice story


Never written for children? Give it a go and write a children’s story for the winter solstice. Maybe  the text for a picture book showing long nights and short days. Or an amazing adventure,  like the Wizard Of Oz.