ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Drabble Writing for Creatives

Fletcher, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Arlene Duane

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Want to write and don’t know where to begin? Nurture your intuition? Or just have some FUN writing? Drabble writing may be for you! Derived from Monty Python’s Big Red Book, the drabble form is a short work of fiction—a complete story—with precisely 100 words, no more, no less. Sound easy? Surprisingly, it’s not! But you will learn to distill the essence of a situation and convey it with power and concision. You will also learn how to create a great drabble, and take a crack at your first! I promise it will be an adventure and bring you both new skills and insight. Got an idea for a book? Something that you needed to talk to someone about? A problem to solve? Drabbling can be a path for getting you there!
Want to write and don’t know where to begin? Nurture your intuition? Or just have some FUN writing? Drabble writing may be for you! Derived from Monty Python’s Big Red Book, the drabble form is a short work of fiction—a complete story—with precisely 100 words, no more, no less. Sound easy? Surprisingly, it’s not! But you will learn to distill the essence of a situation and convey it with power and concision. You will also learn how to create a gr…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Arlene Duane can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $200.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper

Meet your Host, Arlene Duane

Host on Airbnb since 2021
  • 26 Reviews
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I was a music teacher for my entire career and I have recently published a book of Drabbles. I have teaching and writing experience. I also love to teach people about this writing form!
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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Sarah
October 2021
Arlene's passion for Drabble writing was so evident in our Airbnb experience. It was enlightening to learn about the origins of Drabble writing and having the opportunity to write one ourselves to share with the group.
Lynn
October 2021
Great experience! Arlene's passion and enthusiasm shines through. She is a natural teacher and highly knowledgeable about the art of Drabbling. Loved it!
Susan
October 2021
It's worth taking this experience just to meet Arlene! A fascinating host and a really cool introduction to a new creative art form. I'm so glad I came!
Khayahsi
September 2021
Arlene has a passion for teaching. She is excellent at explaining and bring her point across! I loved to have an opportunity to be introduced to Drabble writing style. As well I look forward to purchasing her book. Thanks for your time!
Kimberly
September 2021
helpful tips on how to get started on writing or improve our writing after we introduced ourselves briefly. hehe. i learned about drabbling more and tried it out under her guidance. she surprised me w/what she said about how some improved.
Joan
September 2021
Arlene is a natural teacher! She clearly has a passion for writing, and teaching writing skills. I would love to see an ongoing class with Arlene. I am learning how to write more succinctly by using the drabble technique. THANK YOU!

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Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.