Winter Monday Flash Writing


Spend your winter Monday afternoons creating new stories, sharing them with the group and getting insightful feedback to help you develop them.

This series of 10 Zoom workshops with Amanda Saint will be:

  • From 14.00 – 16.00 UK Time
  • Limited to 10 people so that everyone gets focused attention on their work and gets 2 sessions each of detailed feedback.
  • Each week we’ll have a focus on a different element of flash fiction and writing prompts to create new flash drafts. Two people each week (on a rotating basis) read one of their stories from the previous prompt for in-depth feedback from the group. A prompt for the first session will be sent in advance.
  • At the end of the 10 sessions, everyone can send Amanda 2 stories (up to 1,000 words) for in-depth editorial feedback.


We start in December and then have a break over the festive period and re-start again in January.

  1. 19th  Dec
  2. 9th Jan
  3. 16th Jan
  4. 23rd Jan
  5. 30th Jan
  6. 6th Feb
  7. 13th Feb
  8. 20th Feb
  9. 27th Feb
  10. 6th March


Amanda started Retreat West in 2012 and expanded to include Retreat West Books in 2017. She has been designing and teaching online courses, and live workshops, for many years and has worked as an editor on hundreds of manuscripts. 

Her debut novel, As If I Were A River, was longlisted for the Guardian Not The Booker Prize, a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month and a Book Magnet Blog Top 20 Book of 2016. Her second novel, Remember Tomorrow, published in March 2019 to critical acclaim.

Amanda‚Äôs stories have been widely published and listed/placed in competitions such as the Mslexia Flash Fiction Competition, Fish Flash Fiction Prize, Ink Tears Short Story Prize, Flash 500, V300 and the Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition. She is currently working on a flash collection and a novella-in-flash.