Author Profile: Richard Lutman

RichardLutmanHow and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

I’ve been a scribbler all my life.  There was no specific time or incident that made me decide to become a writer, I always thought I was.  I transitioned from writing poetry to short stories and longer pieces when the ideas I had no longer worked as poems.

What inspired you to write flash fiction?

I’ve been interested flash fiction since I first came across it after reading “Sudden Fiction” a collection published in 1986.  I’ve had several longer flash pieces published and like the form because it is short, troubling, scraped clean and the essence of the universe.

Describe your writing process.

I try and write every day, mostly revision.  My outline for a piece is my first draft. When necessary I do spend time researching.  My best time for writing is in the morning.

What was the inspiration behind what was published on

I like to send my work to new and challenging markets.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a family saga that takes place in 1926 and writing and revising some short stories.

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