The shorter a piece of flash fiction is, the deeper it should be.
Hello, my brother and sister bloggers and writers. It’s a warm, overcast Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh.
The “idea” of flash fiction is a wonderful thing: that a writer can present an entire story in a few hundred words.
What baffles many writers in the writing of flash fiction is, their very short stories always come out flat.
To keep your flash fiction and very short stories from coming out flat, just remember that your story should always be a part of a much longer story, a story that began before the first word and will continue after the last word.
That’s about the best way the Old Soldier can put it.
The Education Of A Writer
You don’t need a college degree to be a writer. Now don’t get me wrong. A college education is always nice to have and the degree that comes with it can set you up to make a decent living until you finish the Great American Novel; but the education of a writer goes far beyond the number of years put into a university degree.
What really makes a writer is applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. That means struggling with words. That means being alone with your thoughts. That means coming up with good short story ideas.
Writing is about writing.
Take a moment to download my Ebook of “show don’t tell” fiction. Not only will you be entertained but it will also help to make you a better writer. The Ebook tab is at the top of the page.
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