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The Art of Outlining through Flash Prose with Hajrije Kolimja

$65.00 · August 10

In this class, we’ll go over ways to outline short and long fiction through the use of flash prose; whether you are brainstorming a collection of stories or continuing a novel, you’ll discover the tools needed to understand and diagram your narrative from beginning to end—while also leaving room for surprise. 

Start Date

August 10

Day(s) of the Week


Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT




Zoom (online)




In stock


For some writers, the “marathon of the middle” is more than a marathon; it’s a crisis. If you’re writing a novel, you might have despaired over not quite seeing the end. For short stories, you might have questioned if your one or two narratives could ever become a collection.

No matter your stage in the writing process, the art of flashoutlining will help you gain clarity (and excitement!) along your journey—as well as the motivation to finish your project. Blending the genres of flash fiction and outline, we’ll discuss the flashoutline as an avenue for mapping out plot, voice, and most importantly, character.

This class will utilize detailed flashoutline examples as well as generative writing activities for both short and long fiction.

We are able to offer a limited amount of both 50% scholarships for our multi-week classes and 100% scholarships for our single-session classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may receive one scholarship per term. Click here to apply for a scholarship spot.

About Hajrije Kolimja

Hajrije Kolimja is an Albanian-born writer raised in the Midwest. She is the recipient of a Fulbright research and writing grant to Albania, where she created the country’s first youth writing program and online writing lab. She holds an MA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago and is an MFA candidate in Fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is working on a novel and short stories, and she teaches at the University of Iowa.