#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/07/26)

I missed a couple weeks, because my life exploded. So I’m trying to get back on track, and I’m starting with a #FridayFlash week: 3 posts for the three #FridayFlash Favorites I have due. Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. On July […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/07/09)

Yeah, I was supposed to post this three days ago. If you want to read some of the sordid details of why I’m so behind, you can do so over on my personal blog. Posting is likely to be irregular, unfortunately, over the summer, as I’ve taken a software-development contract, because it’ll be nice to […]

Flash Fiction Turn-ons and Turn-offs (part 2)

Yesterday, I began with part one, the first 3 turn-ons and 5 turn-offs. In this part, I finish with the final 4 turn-ons and 12 turn-offs. (Sounds like I’m designing a freeway, doesn’t it?) I briefly want to reiterate one small point from the introduction (just in case you didn’t read it or don’t remember […]

7 Flash-Fiction Turn-Ons (and 17 Turn-Offs)

PJ Kaiser suggested—probably because I’ve been doing weekly “#FridayFlash Favorites” posts—that I write about what catches my attention in a flash story, and what turns me off. I thought that was a pretty kewl idea, and I further decided to link to last week’s #FridayFlash stories (because they’re still fresh in my mind) in order […]

Tuesday’s #FridayFlash Favorites (2010/06/29)

Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. This week, I reran a story I had written over a year ago, about a man who learns to find romance. This story breaks 5 of the 10 Flash-fiction rules that I usually follow, but it […]

How to Write a Character-Driven Flash Story Really Fast

A couple Fridays ago— This is just after my computer gave out, and I was behind schedule on everything. Come Friday morning, I had not started writing a story for #FridayFlash. I didn’t even have an idea. So I used the following 5-step process to whip one together, in less than 3 hours from start […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/06/22)

Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. Mine this week I threw together at the last minute… and then I had partied on the weekend and got sick on Monday, so I couldn’t post Monday about the process I used. (Hold on— That […]

10 Flash Fiction Writing Tips

Every writer who writes flash has one of these lists, even if flash is not his area of expertise. Even if he doesn’t write it down, he keeps it in the back of his mind. I tend to enjoy character-driven fiction, and I enjoy character-driven flash as well. You might think that flash offers too […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/06/15)

Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. Mine this week was an experiment in conflict, a story about a character who thinks she’s dreaming the future. Of the others that were posted, here are my… #FridayFlash Favorites for June 11 Out of 100 […]

#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/06/08)

Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. I’ve done it before, but last week was the first that I’ve fully participated. That is, I posted my story on the #FridayFlash Collector, I read all the other submissions, and as I went through, I […]