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A flash fiction story with only one character in it is not as easy to write as some people may think. Now of course we are talking about a good one-character flash fiction story.
For one thing, there is no one else in the story for one character to interact with. Usually, conflict or tension are created by characters interacting and every short story must have this conflict or tension to succeed.
So, what should you do? How do you approach the writing of a one-character flash fiction short story?
Just remember this old piece of writing advice: All stories are about character against character, character against nature or character against the self.
I’ve changed the television station to golf and I’ve turned the sound off. It is so peaceful to be stretched out on the sofa with two pillows under my head and getting a cool cross breeze from the two windows as I sip on a can of beer and jot with my pen in my little notebook. I can get some work done.
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