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5 Top Flash Fiction Tips for Writers – Hysteria Writing Competition

FLASH FICTION goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (no fat allowed) and postcard fiction. I gather in China it translates to a palm-sized … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

How to write a short story….and enter a competition

I recently came across the WikiHow entry on how to write a short story. The actual article contains good advice, but I arched an eyebrow when I read the introduction. … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 8 Comments


Short Stops is a new – very new – website dedicated to the short storyin the UK and Ireland. It officially opens on Sunday November 17th but it is already … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Flash Fiction with an edge at Brighton Digital Festival

The Brighton Digital Festival is currently running throughout September and there’s a whole host of events and opportunities for writers. Today and tomorrow RICHARD HEARN writer, magazine columnist and creator of … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Did Hemingway really write Baby Shoes? The legend of the six word story

Last week in a post about flash fiction resources I mentioned Ernest Hemingway’s famous six word story “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”  I added that he is supposed to … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 9 Comments

FLASH FICTION Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (with no fat), postcard fiction and in China it translates to a palm sized smoke … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: getting in the mood to write FLASH FICTION

None of these exercise ideas might actually produce a flash fiction story you would want to call your own, but I hope they get you into the mood for writing … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 9 Comments

The UK’s first national writing competition for marginalised and disabled writers

CREATIVE FUTURES is a Brighton based charity that supports the development of marginalised writers and artists. They do a lot of interesting stuff – including run the Tight Modern – … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

SAFARI FRIDAY searching the web for writers and readers

Safari = Swahili for long journey. I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a writer … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

A 75-word writing challenge

Kate Mosse (the writer not the model) says writers should practice writing in the same way musicians practice the scales…. Here is a way that will also allow you to … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 3 Comments