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Frances gapper Short Stories

Do You Read or Write Short Stories? #writing #IWSG

Here on Daily (w)rite, as part of the guest post series, it is my absolute pleasure today to welcome Frances Gapper, a brilliant, nuanced, and versatile author. Her latest collection of short stories, “In the Wild Wood” has blown me away, and I recommend it for lovers of quirky, unusual fiction with a touch of…

Short Story Publishing – A Chat with Windy Lynn Harris

Today I just want to share this wonderful guide to getting published in magazines by Windy Lynn Harris the tips editor at The Review Review, put together by Kristen McQuinn.

This is really the most comprehensive article I’ve ever seen on the subject, and one I hope my fellow-writers would find useful.

Do you read or write #flashfiction ?

Because flash requires a lot of attention, just as poetry does (and other short fiction). That’s partly because it’s compressed, so you have to be on the alert (the German word for poetry is ‘dichtung’ – to seal, or to shut… so there’s a suggestion of closing down the space, and being economical). And, as a reader, you have to keep starting again with every new piece of flash, so there’s a lot of energy required. You can’t just fall into the dream. The challenge for the writer is to make the compression invisible, to try to hide the hard work.