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We’ve talked about some of the structural guidelines for short stories. In this episode we’ll discuss how to write in the short form while still putting down enough words to convey the story powerfully.
Credits: This episode was recorded in Chicago by Andrew Twiss, and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Select 1 character, 1 object, and 1 genre. Write a 250 word short story.
Hey! It’s a mid-week bonus episode!
Some people complain that we are not thorough enough in our coverage of certain topics. This episode is not for those people.
Writing Prompt: Write a piece of flash fiction that can be printed on a business card. Hat tip to Eric James Stone, whose business cards are awesome.
Note: if you’re looking for something longer-winded, check out Howard on Mur Lafferty’s excellent “I Should Be Writing” podcast. We talk at length about the personae we adopt as authors and artists with an online presence. Or check out the Fantasy Authors panel at NYCC, with Jim Butcher, Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Naomi Novik, Deborah Harkness, and Brandon Sanderson. So long it had to be cut into two parts!
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