Whether you’re a blogger, poet, novelist, or cookbook author, there are certain things all writers are expected to do. Some of them are obvious: all writers should read; otherwise, how will we know what to create? Likewise, all writers need to establish a habit of writing daily in order to pursue their passion.
But writing flash fiction? If you don’t write shorter stories, why should you write flash fiction?
Here are three reasons why.
I’ve been learning a lot about poetry lately, specifically how to use imagery to your advantage so the reader gets a clear and fascinating picture in their head. It’s something that I’ve struggled with and even now have to be extra conscientious of as I write, but I feel like I have the hang of it better. Here are the three tips that most stood out in my mind.
Creative inspiration hits us every day, whether or not we realize it. The trick is knowing when to be listening for those ideas. While we go through the motions of our day, we should pause every now and then and listen to our subconscious. When are the best times? Here are five examples.
Have you ever sat down to write, full to the brim of creative energy, but found that you can’t think of a single idea? In my opinion, it’s one of the most frustrating feelings. Luckily there are ways to get around this. Instead of trying to come up with something totally original, why don’t you use stories that have already been written to your advantage? If you’re ever lacking in inspiration, consider using one of these three tips to easily “steal” an idea.
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but can you get even more words out of one? What about two-thousand? A whole novel? It’s all up to you. But I do have three tips for you to find writing inspiration, as well as five images you can use to spark your creativity.