Posted on April 18, 2013 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Are you tired of sex stories full of mindless profanities and characters who act like professional porn actors and actresses? Are you tired of storylines that make no sense? Are you sick and tired of sex stories that seem to be written by writers who are semi-illiterate?
Would you like to read sex stories where the characters act like real people? How about sex stories that actually tell a story? Wouldn’t that be refreshing? How about just plain old good writing?
Welcome to the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Hi, I’m the Old Soldier, the editor/publisher of this blog. Okay, I’m a blogger and I’m proud of it. I’m retired and for the first time in my life I’m my own boss and it feels good.
VIII Fanny’s beauties displayed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I don’t want you to think that stories about sex are the only things you will find on this blog. But the erotica on this blog is some of the best sexy flash fiction you will find on the Internet.
Think I’m just bragging? Explore the site. If you like stories about sex that appeal to the libido and the intellect, you will not be disappointed.
This blog is published near the University of Pittsburgh.
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Posted on March 26, 2013 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Woman As Art
You may have read in the pages of this blog that good dialogue is the best tool a writer has for creating character. I believe this is true for three main reasons.
- The character gets to speak in his or her own voice
- Good dialogue moves the story efficiently toward resolution
- Dialogue is action
When a character speaks in his or her own voice, the reader actually “hears” the character. And just like in real life, whether we like to admit it or not, judgements are made about people on what they say and how they say it. Most of the time, dialogue should stand on its own. Don’t tell the reader how a character says something. He said or she said or no qualifier at all is usually, I say usually, enough.
Good dialogue moves the story efficiently toward resolution by providing the reader with “necessary” information on what is going on and on the “agenda” of the speaker.
Dialogue of the deaf (Photo credit: Pensive glance)
Dialogue is action plain and simply. And it breaks up the description and exposition.
The Old Soldier hopes these tips on how to write flash fiction will help.
This is a blog of serious writing and brazen sexuality.
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Posted on March 18, 2013 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Woman As Art
Human sexuality has always been a favorite subject for serious artists. Our ancestors painted on the walls of their caves explicit scenes of people copulating.
The Old Soldier likes to say that sex is the most important thing in the world. You may ask, but what about love? What about family? What about work? What about philosophy and literature and science?
My answer is that without sex none of these other things would matter because there would be no people. I know that’s a smart-ass answer, but it’s true.
Erotica has always been with us in one form or another. And now the Internet has sent the consumption of sex-as-entertainment (and as art) soaring.
There is definitely a place for well-written flash fiction erotica. The writer who can create well-written flash fiction erotica will always be able to find a place for his or her work.
This site is a great place to start.
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, a blog for writers, is published near Bloomfield (Little Italy) in the City of Pittsburgh, home of the NFL Steelers.
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