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Flash Debbie

Lightning
You’ll read it in a flash

Today I’m playing musical chairs on the Alliance of Independent Authors’ (ALLi) blog of self-publishing advice.

As Commissioning Editor, I’m usually behind the scenes, soliciting suitable posts for the various strands on the blog – publishing news, writing craft, marketing advice, and so on. But for once I’m writing a post myself: a feature for the Writing Craft strand.

My post focuses on writing flash fiction – those very short stories that are typically no more than 1,000 words long, compared to the 3,000 words of a conventional short story.

I only started to embrace flash fiction a couple of years ago, but already I love it with an evangelical zeal. I’m keen to encourage other writers to give it a go, to practice writing succinct, terse prose that will help them polish their writing in other genres.

  • To read my blog post for ALLi, click here.
  • To read more about my flash fiction and to try some free samples from my new collection Quick Change, click here.
  • To download Quick Change from Amazon, click here.

And now I think I’d better not let this post to go on any longer!

(Still fewer than 200 words!)

Author:

English author of warm, witty novels including the popular Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries and the Staffroom at St Bride's School series, both set in the Cotswolds. Founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival. UK Ambassador for the Alliance of Independent Authors and for the children's reading charity, Read for Good. Public speaker for the Type 1 Diabetes charity JDRF.

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