How to Write Great Flash Fiction. In a Nutshell…   4 comments

Write a story

“Write a Story”                                          Image by kerryj.com via Flickr

1.Flash Fiction is a story that is between 300 and 1000 words.

2. It takes micro-moments from the larger picture.

3. Sets the story in the first paragraph.

4. Starts in the middle of the action.

5. Keeps description at a minimum.

6. Choose a single powerful image.

7. Keeps the reader guessing until the end.

8. Alludes to a larger known story.

9. Has a twist that packs a punch at the end of the story.

References and Other Related Articles:

Flash Fiction Writing:   http://www.fictionfactor.com/guests/flashfiction.html

Flash Fiction:   http://www.flashfictiononline.com/

Flash Fiction Net:   http://www.flashfictiononline.com/

Flash What? A Quick Look at Flash Fiction:    http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/flash.shtml

what happens inside

“What Happens Inside?                      Image by mrsexsmith via Flickr

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