Flash memoir

A Five-Day Mini Course in Short Creative Nonfiction

Register FREE until Jan 31

Five days of Flash memoir

free this month!

This five-day course offers guided writing recordings with illuminating readings and not-prosaic prompts to get you writing short and sparkling creative nonfiction.

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no experience required

new and emerging writers welcome!

  • In this mini-course, you’ll learn to write super-short memoir through examples and simple writing exercises.
  • The course is for any writer who wants to try a new form or generate new writing.
  • You’ll be supported every step of the way with inspiring readings and clear instructions.
Rachel Thompson has light straight shoulder-length hair and wears a black and white shirt with stylized hearts on them, and clear big-framed glasses as she slightly smiles in this photo.

Hi, I'm rachel Thompson

I am a literary magazine editor (with Room), a published author, and the host of the Write, Publish, and Shine Podcast.

I help creative writers generate and publish​ their ​most luminous work.

Rachel Thompson is the truth.

Whitney French

Editor of Black Writers Matter

Rachel deeply cares about helping emerging and established writers. She believes in building and cultivating writing communities—spaces for writers to meet, share work, get feedback, and grow.

Marlena Chertock

Lit Mag Love Alumna, Author of Crumb Sized

Working with Rachel Thompson transformed my writing by opening avenues to publications, developing community, and furthering my commitment to craft.

Rowan McCandless

Author of “Persephone's Children”

Rachel is a luminous guide offering equal parts gentle prompts and discerning truths.

Deborah Johnstone

Pushcart Prize Nominee

Flash Memoir Course Details


Each lesson in the mini course is presented in audio and text format, and comes with concrete, detailed prompts, inspiring readings, and resources to help as you write.

Work at your own pace on the following lessons…

  1. Tiny Details—on writing the moment.
  2. What’s Not There?—on leaving things out.
  3. Your Small World—how to share your perspective.
  4. Segments/Structure—finding joy in constraints.
  5. Layering Meaning—transformation.

Writers will have access to the free course until February 5.

Register FREE until January 31


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