Countdown to the Cats We’re ALMOST there. Throw a few more dollars in that big old virtual tip jar we like to call the Patreon channel and the Slush Pile Horrors episode you know you’ve been waiting years for will roll into production. Yep, that’s right. THE CAT EPISODE. Call in a favor for those […]
Welcome to Flash Fiction Online’s new Patreon series: The Slushpile Do’s, Don’ts, & the Slushpile HORRORS. Want to know how to make your short story stand out from the slushpile in a good way? Become a Patron and gain access to behind-the-scenes looks at FFO, staff interviews, manuscript critiques, and more. In this week’s episode of […]
Guest blog by Jane Hertenstein Flash is a unique and adaptable form that can be applied to almost any genre. There are flash mysteries. Postcard flash might only be about travel—you are limited to the amount of space typically taken up by the back of a postcard. For example, flash foodies write very small about . […]
13 Fundamental Tips for Writing Flash Fiction. Because writing a story in 500-1000 words ain’t no easy task!
Glittership is open to flash fiction and short stories. Do you think there are differences to what makes each length of story successful? Yes, but I find it difficult to articulate these differences in a way that doesn’t immediately sound fake to me. I think that flash fiction is most successful when it focuses very […]
When it comes to writing, behaving badly is a giant no-no. If you know me, you know that burning things is one of my fortes, mostly effigies of my mortal enemies who just so happen to be Pro-Wrestlers. All of them. Burning bridges, though, is a big no-no. Metaphorically speaking. You weirdo. So what does […]
As writers, it’s our job to keep stories fresh and exciting. Humans have been writing stories for thousands of years, so it’s inevitable that some story conventions get overused. yet many of us still struggle with ideas and wind up using clichés that ruin the experience for our readers (and therefore, get rejected by […]
I’ve been reading a lot of slush this past month. Mountains of it, really. So much slush that I have imprints of the little yes/no/maybe buttons burned indelibly into the inside of my eyelids so I can see them staring back at me even in my sleep. That’s a whole lot of slush. But the […]
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