It’s no surprise that my favorite openings often start with a sense of the character, point of view, setting, and conflict. A tall order to get that…
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Revealing Characters in Flash and Beyond
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Starting In The Woods
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For many of us, Carver was a signal that stories could use minimalism to convey real feelings, resonance. He inspired this idea of every word counting…
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Short space, large impact
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If every story has already been told (a maxim I don’t quite agree with), then how do we create stories that feel fresh? One way to create new stories is…
The Power of Escalation
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Giving Flash Depth
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Built by Counterpointing Characters
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Or a way to get started
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Implication and Inference
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Welcome to Flash Perspectives by me, Tommy Dean. He/Him flash fiction, father, creative writing instructor, Editing services available, interviewer…
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