Every serious writer, no matter what level of skill he or she is at, must struggle for originality. In this world of information overload, originality is nearly impossible to come by.
On one site that I write for, a majority of the writers simply repeat what is in the news. There are thousands of blogs on the Internet that simply repeat what is in the media without the blogger adding a shred of anything new.
The serious flash fiction writer must struggle to bring something new to the genre, whether it is through writing technique, presentation of subject matter, style…something.
If you are a writer, keep this in mind. Take a moment to read the submissions guidelines at the top of the page and then send me something.