Flash Fiction Workshop on Rail Runner! Holiday Edition-Saturday
December 14 @ 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
This is a special version. You don’t have to stay until 9pm – but the idea is to work hard in the morning and then take the evening to enjoy Santa Fe by checking out Canyon Road during their Block Party, maybe check out the Botanical Gardens Glow, etc. This is a lot of walking, so please be ready for lots of steps.
7:45 AM meeting at FatPipe ABQ to discuss flash fiction Share a list of flash fiction contests or places to use your fiction so you have some ideas as you write. We’ll also talk about how to come up with ideas for your fiction.
8:15 AM walk over to train station downtown
8:30 AM Take Train – write our flash fiction stories
9:30 AM arrive in Santa Fe
9:30 AM at Sky Coffee or O’Hori’s coffee (near the train station) – finish writing, exchange stories/read and review stories
11:30 AM Take a break for lunch – lots of places to choose from
1:00 PM Edit our stories – coffee shop.
2:30 PM Discuss next steps for flash fiction.
2:50 PM You’re on your own time – Take the free shuttle to see the plaza, take an uber to visit Kakawa chocolate house, or check out the many shops and places around the train station.
Or come with me and we’ll see some fun places, shops, then head to Canyon Road for beautiful views, art, and more!
The next trains back to Albuquerque are:
10:14 PM (Last Train)
Walking level: Moderate
The price ($40.00) includes:
~Use of FatPipe ABQ in the morning
~Afternoon train snacks
~Handout to include current journals, contests, and other opportunities to use your flash fiction
~Expertise of your facilitator
Flash fiction is very short fiction that tells a tale in 1,500 or fewer words (sometimes as few as 250 words)!
Sonja Dewing, Author is a published author and won third place in the Alibi’s flash fiction story “something” that she wrote while she was on the train. She’s also a certified instructor and has experience encouraging creativity in others.
What participants are saying:
The Flash Fiction writing workshop I attended on October 24th aboard the RailRunner Commuter train between Albuquerque and Santa Fe was a very creative way to force me, as a writer, to focus on creating a complete, short piece of fiction in a little over an hour. Our leader, Sonja Dewing, CEO of Plot Duckies organized the event and offered us some writing prompts before boarding the train. The time on the train passed very quickly as we wrote our stories. Once we arrived in Santa Fe, we stopped for coffee, e-mailed our stories to the other participants, and wrote critiques. We even enjoyed that always-magical first snowfall of the season, though brief. After eating lunch at another restaurant, we shared our critiques. It was a delight to have a dedicated writing time, focus on a story, and have it critiqued. Effective and fun. – Patricia Walkow, Author. Member of Southwest Writers