Dust Off Those Drafts

June 5th - 30th

Dust Off Those Drafts with Anika Carpenter
A month of revision and feedback exchange. 

Do you have a folder full of drafts waiting to be coaxed into beautiful story shapes, or a brand new piece that you're keen to work on? Whether you have a collection of long-forgotten tales, freshly emerged flashes, or both, head over to The Flash Cabin for a month of reworking, editing and feedback.

This course runs for four weeks and includes twenty revision-focused exercises with accompanying study stories. Participants share a WIP to the forum for peer and facilitator feedback. 

The Flash Cabin is a friendly and supportive space where participants are encouraged to develop their feedback skills. Guidance is provided for anyone new to giving and receiving feedback.

20 revision exercises, one each weekday of the course
20+ study stories
Facilitator and peer feedback on one draft (up to 1,000 words)

NB Dust Off Those Drafts is a repeated course. This course takes place on an online forum. There is no live element. Exercises can be completed at your own speed.

June 5th - 30th 

£0, £30, £60
Two free places are available to any writer struggling financially.


'Each exercise is a little gem and the structure means it’s not overwhelming but super practical.'
'It has been full of great ideas, advice and different ways at looking at drafts, I know I will be coming back to the exercises very often.'
'Course has been wonderful, and I’ll recommend to anyone who will listen!'
'The level of craft, story samples, and innovative tools and techniques in this month-long course is superb!'
'So many great exercises in Dust Of Those Drafts, I loved the range and thought that had gone into them!'
'Superb revision tools and techniques which have now become staples in my 'arsenal'’


Anika Carpenter is a flash fiction author and workshop facilitator based in Brighton, UK. Her work has been shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the Bridport Prize, nominated for Best of the Net and Best Small Fiction. You can find her stories in numerous anthologies and online at Ellipsis Zine, The Molotov Cocktail and Janus Literary among others.

Anika has devised and run a variety of inspiring and playful events, from creative speed dating sessions for artists and poets to drawing & writing games in an empty swimming pool and an orchard-based creative retreat for writers, dancers, filmmakers and musicians. She hosts Writers' HQ Retreats in Brighton.

Anika received a Fine Art MA (distinction) with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Kingston University in 2010. She spent two years studying poetry at City Lit, London, UK. 

You can find her on Twitter @StillSquirrel