Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Topic: Writing "Flash Fiction"

10-second review: Flash Fiction consists of stories under 1,000 words and requires a beginning that captures the reader’s attention immediately.

Title: “An Insider’s Guide to Flash Fiction.” M Miller. The Writer (May 2009), 46-47. The Writer is a magazine by writers for writers.

Comment: You can find examples of flash fiction online. Type flash fiction in Google. Select a few interesting stories to copy as examples for your students. Then, as part of a short-story unit, ask students to attempt the genre. I agree with the author of this article that the beginning is significant. The article also supplies markets for this type of fiction. RayS.

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