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!)