Going Short: Ten Flash Fiction Tips for the Flash Curious - Creativindie - Deepstash
Going Short: Ten Flash Fiction Tips for the Flash Curious - Creativindie

Going Short: Ten Flash Fiction Tips for the Flash Curious - Creativindie

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Going Short: Ten Flash Fiction Tips for the Flash Curious - Creativindie

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Getting into the mindset

  1. Become a beginner: There will be an adjustment period, and that’s good!
  2. Respect flash fiction as its own form
  3. Just because it’s short doesn’t mean it’s flash fiction
  4. Don’t try to butcher a longer piece and pass it off as flash fiction
  5. The word limit matters

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  1. Think small but big: If you are having trouble narrowing the flash fiction lens, ask yourself—what is the most important 5 mins in this story? Now write just that.
  2. Make every word count
  3. Cut it in half
  4. Just because it’s small doesn’t meant it’s easy
  5. Read a lot of flash fiction

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