Flash fiction is too short to be heavily plotted. Since a flash fiction story has room for only one significant event, character is more important than plot.
Hello, creative writers and my Flash Fiction Fanatics. I remember when I use to write regular length short stories, 2,000 to 4,000 words long. I would make an outline and plot out all the twists and turns. Then I got addicted to writing flash fiction and something interesting happened.
I didn’t have to outline my stories any longer. I just had to have an idea of how the story would end and I would write toward that ending. Plot went out the window.
I concentrate on the significant event and the ending. I feel liberated as a writer of flash fiction.
All I have to do is capture a significant event in the life of my protagonist.
Your flash fiction stories should be about character, not about the plot.
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