Flash Fiction are short, short stories, usually 500 words or fewer, but sometimes up to 1,000. The best flash fiction stories usually end with a twist, or an ‘aha’ moment that surprises your reader.
A Flash Fiction story needs a complete arc (beginning, middle, end – even if you start the action in the middle). It’s not a snippet of a larger piece.
If it’s part of a series, it needs to be a stand-alone complete story.
A narrative for your story is the ultimate goal. So it’s not an essay. It’s not a non-fiction piece but rather, a short, short story. WE WILL EXPLORE this technique as a means to developing your writing skills and also, explore the avenues for publication. If you are an aspiring writer, you will love this session.
We will see some great examples we can model and we will spend some time writing some Flash Fiction and critiquing each other’s stories.
Flash Fiction is gaining popularity in 2018, as attention spans get shorter, and demands on our time get all-consuming.
PEOPLE LOVE THESE STORIES AND SO WILL YOU!
Suzanne presented her “Think Like a Publisher” workshop for the WFSC in August 2016. As a writer, publisher, editor and bookseller, Suzanne has over 20 years of experience in all facets of the book industry. She will answer a short Q&A on publishing at the end of her workshop.