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Featuring work submitted to Flash Fiction Magazine, an online literary magazine Amazon Disclosure - I am a volunteer reader at Flash Fiction Magazine. In the study of alchemy, there's a process of purification called calcination by which substances are heated in a crucible until it's impurities are reduced to ash, leaving the desired element in its [...]
Guest Editor: Amy Hempel Series Editor, Tara L. Masih Available September 5th, 2017 by Braddock Avenue Books (Press Release) There is no writing toward the story in a short-short; the author must begin with the story. - Amy Hempel, Guest Editor, The Best Small Fictions If you logon to Duotrope and conduct a search for [...]
In September, 2016, I took a flash fiction course with Writers.com under the tutelage of the esteemed poet and writer, Barbara Henning. The very first story presented was Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway. At 1,463 words, it is considered a masterwork of short fiction. I rewrote it to understand Hemingway's use of subtext and [...]
This post was originally titled, “Master List of Romantic Conflicts,” but it really contains big ideas for entire plots. Of course, to write an engrossing love story–whether it… Source: 50 Romance Plot Ideas!
Why American Publishing Needs Indie Presses Like Graywolf, Coffee House Press, and Dorothy – The Atlantic
As books from major publishers get bigger and more expensive, smaller houses are taking risks on more creative, original works. Source: Why American Publishing Needs Indie Presses Like Graywolf, Coffee House Press, and Dorothy - The Atlantic
The Blunt Instrument is a monthly advice column for writers. If you need tough advice for a writing problem, send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Blunt Instrument, My questions … Source: » How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Any Good?
Critiques and constructive criticism are crucial to the development of writers, but taking that criticism is often the hardest pill for writers to swallow. Here are some tips for getting through it. Source: 4 Ways to Take Criticism Like a Pro | WritersDigest.com