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This course is for you if ...

  • Your writing goals are all talk and little action
  • You haven't written in a long time and you feel blocked
  • You're working on a long project and would like to do some breather writing
  • You're a poet who wants to get into fiction writing
  • You've always wanted to write but didn't know how to start
  • You have a story to tell but would like some structure
  • You just want to write something RIGHT NOW!

Course Description

Sign up for this email course where you'll receive a new fiction writing prompt in your inbox everyday for five days!

You'll also receive recommended short fiction to read and tips and tricks for keeping your writing on track!

Great for all experience levels.

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"Great workshop—blowing out the cobwebs; discovering new tools."

Sandra Campbell, Author of Getting to Normal, Toronto, ON, Flash Fiction Workshop


"Rekindled the wonder of words! Highly recommend."

Roy Thomas, Toronto, ON, Flash Fiction Workshop


"Kathryn is a great teacher, listener and mentor. She provides a space where writers can be vulnerable and lead with their passions and uncertainties about life. Her classes challenge your creative abilities and help you discover your own voice."

Amanda Inglese, Toronto, ON, Short and Feature Film Writing


"What I particularly liked were Kathryn's lessons. They were brief, frank and digestible, easy enough to consult while reading and writing, acting like a little guide. Kathryn's revision suggestions were excellent ... Her written feedback was thorough, illuminating and very helpful."

Basia Gilas, Toronto, ON, Mockler's Short Story Workshop

Your Instructor

Kathryn Mockler
Kathryn Mockler

"Kathryn Mockler makes students' writing come alive." - Western News

Kathryn Mockler is an award-winning writer, poet, screenwriter, editor, publisher, and creative writing professor.


Her short fiction collection Watch Your Head is forthcoming with Book*hug in 2021. She is the author of the poetry books Some Theories (ST Press. 2017), The Purpose Pitch (Mansfield Press, 2015), The Saddest Place on Earth (DC Books, 2012), and Onion Man (Tightrope Books, 2011). She is the Toronto Editor of Joyland: a hub for short fiction and the Publisher of the online literary and arts journal The Rusty Toque.

In 2005, she attended the Canadian Film Centre's Writers' Lab and wrote two short films for the NBC/Universal Short Dramatic Film Program. She has seven shorts films and videos produced to date.

Her work has been broadcast on TMN, Movieola, and Bravo and has screened at festivals such as the Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Series, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Festival, Worldfest, Cinequest, and EMAF. Her films are distributed by Ouat Media, V-tape, and the Canadian Film Centre. She provides script analysis for major production companies and funding agencies in Canada.

Kathryn has taught creative writing, poetry, screenwriting, experimental writing since 2003 at four post secondary institutions.

She currently teaches creative writing at Western University where she won the Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The poetry and fiction by other writers that she's published and edited have appeared in Best Canadian Poetry, The Journey Prize, and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award.

Her undergraduate creative writing students have published in Vallum, Ditch, Poetry is Dead, The Malahat Review, and many other journals.

And they've gone on to study creative writing and screenwriting at Columbia University, University of Southern California, UBC, Guelph-Humber, Humber Film and Television Program, York University, University of Toronto, University of New Brunswick, and University of Victoria.

Find out more about Kathryn Mockler on her website.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now! For the next five days you'll receive a new writing prompt in your inbox as well as recommended reading and writing tips!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

This course is not open for enrollment.