Hello hello hello, my brother and sister flash fiction writers and wanna-be flash fiction writers. When I first started writing flash fiction I would proofread my stories to death. I would do an outline and then a first draft and a second draft and a third draft and even a fourth draft, proofreading each draft along the way.
Then there was the final proofreading of the completed story.
I sure am glad those days are over, but I did learn to write flash fiction. Now that I know what I’m doing, there are a lot fewer drafts and a lot less proofreading; but the main thing that I proofread now for is: No Unnecessary Words.
Proofreading can make or break your story.
How’s everyone doing? The Old Soldier has a red potato, a piece of smoked sausage and a piece of onion boiling in the old crock pot. The fan is on and the windows are open and I’m getting a nice cross breeze in the living room where my workstation is.
If you are new to this blog, I want to welcome you to the most dynamic flash fiction blog on the internet. I know that’s an obnoxious claim, but you explore this site and I think you might agree with me.
And if you write flash fiction, there is a submissions tab at the top of the page. Read the guidelines and send me something.
Keep reading and keep writing.
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