How writing flash fiction helped me write a novel

I couldn’t have said it better. Check out Louise’s novels, The Sister and The Gift.

fabricating fiction

the-sisterWhen I started writing in earnest two years ago I created this blog and stumbled across a weekly flash fiction challenge called Friday Fictioneers. A photo would be posted each week and participants were invited to use the prompt to create a hundred word story.

It sounded fun and a good way to kick off my blog. Writing the first story was difficult. It took me ages to edit it down to 100 words. It was nerve wracking sending my first story out into the world but if I’m honest, I didn’t expect anyone to read it, but read it they did. I was soon enveloped into a supportive writing community who have critiqued with kindness, encouraged and soothed every step of the way on my journey to publication, commiserating with every rejection and celebrating my first two novels hitting No. 1 on Amazon. I am so grateful to those…

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On The Set #FridayFictioneers

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PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

On the Set

Beating his chest and raising his middle finger in defiance he roared, “You got your movie now I get the girl.”
He cradled the limp cargo in the nest of his elbow and stroked her silken curls; so beautiful, so fragile.
“Put down your weapons and read the contract, Asshats.”

A brief shout out to PETA for Friday Fictioneers. To read more flash fiction go here.