3 Quick Tips for Crafting Compelling Flash Fiction

As far back as anyone can remember, storytelling has been at the heart of human culture — which is why the vast majority of us love fiction. Fiction comes in many forms, and for those looking to read or write stories that can be enjoyed in a matter of moments, flash fiction is the answer. If you’re looking to write a gripping, pocket-sized tale worthy of publishing, let’s consider this. What is flash fiction? A work of flash fiction, also referred to as micro-fiction, is a story of extreme brevity, that tells a condensed, yet complete narrative, usually in 1,000 words or less. The vast majority of flash fiction stories fall between the 500 and 750-word mark, and some are as short as 50 words or less — these are also called Drabbles. Want to take your first steps into the magical world of flash fiction? Here are three essential tips… Three essential tips for breaking into flash fiction 1. Be economical Ever heard of the term “ Murder Your Darlings ”? When writing a compelling work of flash fiction, this advice is essential. Applied to flash fiction, this term means that you should only use words that are […]

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