Year: 2011

Flash Writing Technique for Creative Writing (Part 1)

The Flash Writing Technique is something I’ve used over the years to help new writers to relax and trust their muse, and help  seasoned writers stop over thinking and get out of their own way.  It is a combination of rules and suggestions from other authors, most notably Natalie Goldberg, the author of one of …

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Columbus Writing Contest – Flash Fiction: Shoes Deadline 12/14/11

Columbus Writing Contest – Flash Fiction: Shoes Here’s a nice little contest sponsored by our capital city here in Ohio.  No entry fee and a chance for some Amazon gift cards.  Here are some of the details directly from the page: Your task is to submit a story of 2500 characters (about 500 words) or …

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Writing Contest: South Florida Flash Deadline: 11/13/11

“South Florida Flash” Writing Contest The WLRN-Miami Herald News is sponsoring a flash writing contest to help promote the upcoming Miami International Book Fair in November. Word Limit: Up to 305 words Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2011 by 6pm Subject/Content: According to the contest site: “Submissions can be fiction or non-fiction, poetic prose or prosaic …

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3 Reasons Why You Should Write Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is good for writers. Many best-selling authors such as David Foster Wallace, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, and John Updike have, in recent years, produced fiction in this format. But writers have always embraced the short-short story form. Writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and Anton Chekhov have all written flash fiction. …

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