What makes a good flash fiction piece?

Originally appeared on author Christine Rains blog.  What makes a good flash fiction piece?   To answer that question, we need to understand what flash fiction is about. It is a short story under 1000 words, generally right at or around 500 words. Flash fiction is the length of one short scene with emotional IMPACT using shocks, twists, irony, OR

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Deep Dive Storytime Blog Hop April 26th, 2017

Poseidon Pixaby.com   I wrote this first in 3rd person and decided to rewrite in 1st person.  It changed a bit doing that. This will probably get another rewrite, but here it is for the hop.  It really was meant for a bigger story, but my character insisted I tell his story, so to make him hush his prattle in

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Pirate Island by Katie L. Carroll COVER REVEAL

PIRATE ISLAND by Katie L. Carroll (katielcarroll.com) Cover Illustration by Susan Tait Porcaro (susantaitporcaro.com) Coming October 2017! A thrice cursed island, a legendary pirate treasure, and one not-so-brave boy. What could possible go wrong? For centuries, the whereabouts of Captain William Kidd’s lost pirate treasure has remained a mystery. When Billy’s best friend, Andy, proposes they look for it on

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Maski: Broken But Not Dead-Suspense Thriller Joylene Nowell Butler Author Journey

PREQUEL to Mâtowak Woman Who Cries COMING APRIL 18TH, 2017   A WRITER’S JOURNEY: JOYLENE NOWELL BUTLER Today I welcome Joylene Nowell Butler to my Author Spotlight.  I’ve known Joylene for a while now.  She is part of the admin of our IWSG-Insecure Writer’s Support Group.        She appeared in my Spotlight the first time August 2, 2014, and again last

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Genre: Your Novel’s Genre Matters by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

  Today I am featuring a guest post by New Adult, Young Adult and Children’s author Ronel Janse van Vuuren from South Africa. I met Ronel through Insecure Writer’s Support Group while visiting her blog.  I enjoyed it so much I started following her.  She posted her book Genre Jardon on her site. A thoughtful and researched topic that I

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The Beginning of the End: Shadow Stalker Epispode 19 by Renee Scattergood

        Episode 19 The Beginning of the End   Auren is coerced into returning to the Dark Isle, but when Makari is betrayed and forced into hiding, she knows she can’t stay. Will Kado stand in her way? Release date April 5, 2017 AVAILABLE HERE         Bio:  Renee Scattergood lives in Australia with her

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IWSG APRIL 2017 A Writer’s Life For Me @@ Whose the April Fool?

IWSG APRIL 2017 #IWSG   Twitter Hashtag IWSG-The home blog FACEBOOK IWSG  IWSG APRIL 2017 Insecure Writer’s Support Group FOUNDED BY  Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh  Join the community here.   Your co-host this month are:   Chris @ Madness of a Modern Writer  Madeline Mora-Summonte  Fundy Blue, and Chrys Fey!   IWSG APRIL 5TH QUESTION:   Have you taken advantage of

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