The best flash fiction is not only short but it’s also deep. Good flash fiction has to be deep. What do I mean by deep? A lot of flash fiction has to be implied. This is where the writer’s talent and skill comes into play. The writer doesn’t want to be too obvious, but he or she does want the reader to get what is implied.
In the flash fiction story, things can be implied through objects, actions and dialogue.
The best flash fiction is not only short but it’s also deep.
The Old Soldier checked out two books about Billie Holiday today from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. I can’t wait to read them. Thank goodness for the public library system in Pittsburgh.
Writing: Coming Up With New Ideas
How can a writer keep his or her writing fresh? Or, maybe a better question would be, how can a writer come up with an endless flow of new ideas?
I’m not going to tell you that I know the answer to either question; but I will tell you this.
I submitted my first short story, and got it back, by snail mail over 40 years ago. Over the years I’ve struggled to come up with new ideas to blog about, to write about. Recently I got a new burst of creative energy. The ideas won’t stop.
I finally realized something about myself. I realized that I’m really a publisher. Not a writer. Not a blogger. Certainly not a poet. I’m a publisher.
How does my realization help you?
It should give you hope that you too can find the true fountain of your creativity no matter what it may be. And once you do the ideas will flow. But you have to keep searching. And more importantly, you have to keep writing.
Perseverance is everything.
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is a paying market. The submissions tab for flash fiction is at the top of the page.
Read. Study. Write. Submit. Subscribe.
- The PFF Gazette Pays Its First Flash Fiction Writer (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- Andy Warhol And Flash Fiction: New Ways Of Seeing Life (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
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