Writing flash fiction – Part 2 – Guest post by Geoff Le Pard…

You may have seen that I landed on Planet Ape today but if not here’s the link to my guest post.

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PreviouslyI talked about the benefits of writing flash fiction; today I’d like to focus on some of the mechanics.

Precision Drafting – focus on the story

Perhaps I should emphasis here that these aren’t rules. The glory, for me at least, of writing fiction, any fiction, is that you say ya boo sucks to rules. These just happen to be the ‘rules’ that work for me. They may be anathema to you.

Let us assume you are aiming to write to a word limit. You have an idea (ok, easier said than done but bear with me, we will talk about that in a moment). How do you start when you know you have only, say, 100 or 300 words and it feels like it is a novel wanting to burst out?

Well for me, the rule one is…

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About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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4 Responses to Writing flash fiction – Part 2 – Guest post by Geoff Le Pard…

  1. Norah says:

    This is a great post with lots of good advice for writing flash fiction. If only we could all do it as well as you, Geoff.

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