January 9th, 2009
Flash Fiction – The How To Series

For the next few weeks, I plan on using Fridays to house a series of “How To” posts on Flash Fiction itself. What it is, my tips for writing it, things to remember when posting it and then some of my inspirations and what has happened/is happening to them. At the very end, I’ll talk a little about why I started writing flash fiction, why I started posting it, what it has done for me and what my plans are for my own flash fiction on this site.

If you have any particular questions or requests, leave a comment and let me know what they are so I can be sure and address them.

As an added enticement, at the end of the series, I’ll choose a winner who can then give me a set of 4 prompts and a sexuality choice and I’ll write a flash with it, 500 words minimum, up to 1500 as the muse takes me. I do well with challenges.

Rules to Enter:
I’ll randomly choose with a random number generator from all the commenters to this series.

You can have one drawing entry per post, you are welcome to comment more than once but to avoid spamming, only one will count. If I see posts of multiple “I want to be entered on the same post”, you still only get one entry and, if you happen to win, I may not be nice to you in the flash.

When you comment, make the commentor something I can recognize and refer to easily. More than one Anonymous becomes impossible to prove who is who. Email address (only I can see them) would be even better.

Winner will be announced the friday AFTER the last post in the series. All series posts will remain open until then.

Winner has ten days to respond to the comment that they won with their choices or I’ll choose another winner.

5 comments to “Flash Fiction – The How To Series”

  1. […] So stop by my main main blog and enter the drawing by commenting on the Friday Flash How To Series from today on. Let me know what you think, what you’ve gotten from Flash Fiction (mine, your own, other people’s). […]


  2. I can’t wait to read your series. I have a lot of trouble writing anything shorter than 15k and I’d love to see what you do :)


  3. I want to be entered in the contest.

    Am looking forward to learning from the flash master….


  4. Hey Maura,
    So I would like you t know what I love about your flashes: they made it very easy to focus what I wanted to e-mail Laura and request have turned into the larger story> Almost like teaser trailers for a film!!


  5. Mer – are you telling me it wasn’t just Kris that tipped off Laura? LOL!

    In a way a lot of them are a bit like movie trailers, especially the ones where the characters really spoke to me (like the ones for the m/m Celtic Rock band). When that happens they seem to just come to life.

    Thanks for stopping by and I’m thrilled you like my efforts!