Do you want to write concisely? Do you want to convey complex ideas in an easily digestible context? Do you want to be a good writer?
I do freelance writing. I write news summaries. I take 500-word to 1,000-word news stories and rewrite them into bite-size 200-word summaries. Writing flash fiction for years has prepared me well for this occupation. Yes, I make money doing it.
Few of the posts on this blog are over 300 words. Most are around 150 words. But because of my education in writing the very short story I know these blog posts must have a setup, a buildup and a payoff.
Learning to write flash fiction is the best education a creative writer can have.
Good morning, my brother and sister bloggers and writers. It’s going to be a beautiful day in Pittsburgh. The Old Soldier is keeping a close eye on the Goldman Sachs mess. The hearings sure make Goldman Sachs look bad. I’m no financial expert but Goldman was squeezing its own investors. There’s no other way to put it. Yes there is. They were swindling their own investors. And you can’t tell me that Goldman is the only firm on Wall Street that does this. Now the American people have a better idea of how Wall Street really works.
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