The old practice of paying magazine writers by the word rewarded verbosity. Short-short narrative calls on different skills to make every word count. Constraints can spur creativity, we found in Gale Walden’s Write-by-the-Lake workshop on flash memoir and flash fiction last week. You might have fun with one of these:
For my first stab at flash fiction six years ago, click on “Her Next Bed” on the Writing page of this website.
6/24/2019 09:09:42 am
Thank you for sharing this insight from the workshop and the links. Interesting!
6/24/2019 10:17:05 am
We did the 6 word memoir as an exercise in our UU gathering last month. Everyone loved it!
6/25/2019 11:38:30 am
Can anyone write just one?!
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I'm a historian who writes novels and literary nonfiction. My home base is Madison, Wisconsin.