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Writing flash fiction

Postby Кал » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:14 pm

Flash fiction techniques for the minimalist writer

Tell not Show

This is one of the most effective flash fiction techniques. Non-flash fiction shows the event/action.

Example: The door opened with a loud creak that shattered the silence. Dust rose and cobwebs shook after remaining dormant for years.

Flash fiction minimalism tells the reader the event/action:

Example: The house was empty.

As you can see, telling, rather than showing, helps the flash fiction writer to minimalise without losing any of the plot.


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