H. P. Lovecraft on Writing Weird Fiction
"Atmosphere, not action, is the great desideratum of
weird fiction. A wonder story is a vivid picture of a certain type of human
mood." (H.P. Lovecraft)
The above quote can apply quite well to flash fiction too which often depends on atmosphere and human mood. It's always a good exercise to read the many stand-out writers of previous eras to learn effective techniques for putting forth our own flash fiction stories today. Lovecraft is an excellent writer to study.
Here's Lovecraft's interesting and useful essay, "Notes on Writing Weird Fiction"
And here are some Lovecraft stories to take a look at:
The writers of yesterday have plenty to teach writers of today.
Labels: "Notes on Writing Weird Fiction", H.P. Lovecraft, Lovecraft Short Stories