Flash Fiction: Your Hook

Harmony Kent shares the first of her flash fiction posts on Story Empire. Find out how she develops very short fiction, something I avoid all too often – looking to learn a few tips and this post works.

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Hello SErs! Harmony here. I hope this finds you all well. Today, we are embarking upon the first of a four-part post on writing flash fiction; that is, stories of 500 words or less. I will link back to each part in subsequent posts for ease of reference. As most of you will know by now, I am a dyed-in-the-wool pantser and only do the bare minimum of outlining. Having said that, I have found the following method so useful for tightening up my writing and getting in the essential beginning, middle, and end in stories this brief.

After reading Mae Clair’s excellent post on Creative Tools (which you can find HERE), I went ahead and bought myself a Storymatic set. Any of you following my blog will have seen some of the short fiction I came up with from the prompts. I have five complete stories and one…

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