Thirteen Tips for Writing Flash Fiction

We recently posted an article about what not to do when writing flash fiction, so now we thought we would balance that out with some about what to do.

Here at the FlashBlog, we’ve shared our pet peeves and highlighted the things you shouldnot do in your flash fiction submissions. And if you want to get out of the slush pile and be accepted for publication, I suggest you read those posts.

But today, I want to focus on some fundamental tips for writing flash fiction. Cause it ain’t easy! For Flash Fiction Online, stories must be between 500 and 1000 words. Whew! Those are some tight restrictions, and that’s not a lot of space for your story. But as Shakespeare said, “Brevity is the soul of wit,” (Hamlet).

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