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March 20 2008 Fiction Writing Newsletter

If you regularly write Flash Fiction as your chosen medium, this little trick may not work as well for you. But if you usually write in a longer format, give this a try next time you're stuck.

Flash fiction as an unblocking technique

Flash fiction is one of the most underutilised and underrated techniques in writing. Flash fiction allows you to try different responses, personalities, and histories for your characters to see if it changes the scene in any way.


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