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Flash Fiction: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt

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Flash Fiction is something I’ve been trying out a little on my Patreon. It’s a form of storytelling involving extremely condensed action and narrative. Often it won’t even have a complete arc, just a vignette; a snapshot into the lives of the characters.

It’s also a popular form of fiction and a useful way to practice and hone your skills in relatively short, manageable, bursts. We’ve covered the subject here before, but there’s always more to learn. So let’s see what we can do to help you explore this intriguing art form.

1: What’s it All About? – The Review Review starts us off with a look at exactly how you define flash fiction, with input from industry experts.

2: Expert Tips for Writing the Best Flash Fiction –  The Writer gives us advise on how to approach writing flash fiction, and where you can publish it once you’ve cut your teeth.

3: The Benefits of Flash Fiction – There’s more to flash fiction than writing practice. Check out DIY FMA’s top benefits here.

4: 13 Tips for Writing Flash Fiction – Flash Fiction Online is a terrific resource and well worth exploring in depth, but if you’re going to start anywhere, these tips are it.

5: Read 15 Amazing Works of Fiction in 30 Minutes – I always say you can’t write what you don’t read. If you’re interested in writing flash fiction, you’ve got to see what others have done with the medium. Huffington Post has sorted some top examples to get you started.

Short and sweet, just like flash fiction. That’s all for now. Good luck!

(c) Paul Anthony Shortt


Paul Anthony Shortt believes in magic and monsters; in ghosts and fairies, the creatures that lurk under the bed and inside the closet. The things that live in the dark, and the heroes who stand against them. Above all, he believes that stories have the power to change the world, and the most important stories are the ones which show that monsters can be beaten. Paul's work includes the Memory Wars Trilogy and the Lady Raven Series. His short fiction has appeared in the Amazon #1 bestselling anthology, Sojourn Volume 2. Website: http://www.paulanthonyshortt.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pashortt Twitter: @PAShortt