- write clearer
- cut extra words
- focus clearly on the conflict of a situation
- focus on sharp details for characterization.
Flash fiction has been a chore for me to learn. One of the reason to try shorter and shorter forms of fiction is to learn to:
I studied Flash Fiction in Pam Castro's class--its a worthwhile class and I learned much about the market. She used Sudden Fiction published by W. W. Norton Company as the text book and it has many helpful examples of what can be done with flash fiction. My favorite flash fiction book I've read is Briefs by John Edgar Wideman.
My latest flash fiction story is called "Night Fishing with Grandpa"
About Sheri Fresonke Harper
This was one of the best flash fiction collections I've read. The selections make the reader experience a concrete moment that inspires, thought and or feeling. Stories have names like Coo Coo, Bedtime, Showtime, Crossover
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