I took a flash fiction class with Cat Rambo last night. The class was online, on Google Hangouts. And since Cat’s on the west coast, it was from 9 to midnight for me. I started lagging a bit toward the end, but I made it through.
It was a great class. Not a lot of lecture, but she answered everyone’s questions, and we did a lot of short exercises. I’m going to have to share a few of them with my writing group. And everyone in the class was very nice. Rachel Swirsky sat in, and she was remarkable. She had positive things to say about everyone else’s work, and her own was intimidatingly impressive. Cat did the exercises with us, too, and she was equally impressive.
I have a whole bunch of what Cat calls "story lumps," and I’m excited to see what I can do with them. If anyone’s thinking about trying out an online writing class, you really should check these out.