Posted on April 18, 2013 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Are you tired of sex stories full of mindless profanities and characters who act like professional porn actors and actresses? Are you tired of storylines that make no sense? Are you sick and tired of sex stories that seem to be written by writers who are semi-illiterate?
Would you like to read sex stories where the characters act like real people? How about sex stories that actually tell a story? Wouldn’t that be refreshing? How about just plain old good writing?
Welcome to the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Hi, I’m the Old Soldier, the editor/publisher of this blog. Okay, I’m a blogger and I’m proud of it. I’m retired and for the first time in my life I’m my own boss and it feels good.
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I don’t want you to think that stories about sex are the only things you will find on this blog. But the erotica on this blog is some of the best sexy flash fiction you will find on the Internet.
Think I’m just bragging? Explore the site. If you like stories about sex that appeal to the libido and the intellect, you will not be disappointed.
This blog is published near the University of Pittsburgh.
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Posted on May 28, 2012 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
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As the editor/publisher of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, the Old Soldier gets to critique lots of flash fiction, some of it erotic flash fiction. My critiques are always short but I hope helpful.
I might write, “This is a well-written sex scene but there is no story.”
Or I might write, “The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette does not publish stories about rape.”
I might even write, “The characters seem more like sexual athletes than real people.”
How can a writer of erotic flash fiction make his or her characters seem like real people? One of the best ways is through dialogue. And dialogue in an erotic story should do the same things that dialogue in any well-written story should do: project personality and help to move the story to a believable resolution.
Click on the Sexy Stories tab at the top of the page to see what I mean.
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Posted on November 29, 2011 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
It’s a fact of life that we writers know more about our families and friends than we know about anyone else (besides ourselves).
Every human being has flaws. Writers have flaws. Family and friends have flaws. We writers, whether we admit it to ourselves or not, base a lot of our characters on our families and friends. It’s almost impossible not to do it.
Now of course, fiction is not history or a documentary. We fiction writers reserve the option to change things around. I’m just saying that when you base a character on a family member or a friend, remember that real people have good and bad traits. And unless you are writing a cartoon, your readers expect your characters to be real people. That’s all I’m saying.
So write about real people, that is if you want your work to be read by more people than just your family and friends.
The Submissions tab for flash fiction is at the top of the page.
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