It takes a serious, long-term commitment to write good flash fiction. All of the elements of description, clarity, dialogue, concrete language and characterization that go into good novels and good regular-length short stories must be mastered; and then these elements must be distilled into a few hundred words.
I compare the flash fiction writer to a closing pitcher in professional baseball. The closer may pitch only one or two innings, but if the closer does his job his team can usually put another W in the win column.
Writing good flash fiction takes a life long commitment.
If you want to write good flash fiction, the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is here to help you sustain that commitment. There are plenty of flash fiction examples on this blog along with dozens of articles on how to write flash fiction.
And when you are ready to start submitting your flash fiction, there is a Submissions tab at the top of the page.
Keep reading and keep writing.
Hello hello hello, readers, writers and my Flash Fiction Fanatics. The Old Soldier is still fighting off the effects of gout in the right foot, but if gout is all I have to worry about than I’m a lucky man. After all, the Old Soldier is no spring chicken.
I’m working with a writer right now to get the writer’s story into PFFG. Hopefully, if we can solve a problem with formatting the story will be up in a couple of days.
The radio is on and President Obama is about to hold an 11:00 AM news conference. The idea of default is scary. It could mean no social security checks, no military pension checks, maybe no checks for the troops, no disability checks…It’s caziness.
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