Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Flash Fiction, Sudden Fiction, Fast Fiction, Skinny Fiction, Micro Fiction, Short-Short Fiction, Smokelong Fiction, Palm-of-the Hand Fiction, Minute Fiction, Postcard Fiction

So many names for an interesting type of writing.

I'm new to the world of blogging, but not new to the world of flash fiction. I will be discussing this type of writing on my blog. I teach online courses in writing flash fiction through flashquake http://www.flashquake.org/online-classes/index.html (the four-week courses fill and fill quickly) and my next course will begin October30, 2006. (I also teach online courses in writing haibun.) I'm in the process of creating a new course in flash fiction writing, a course that continues on where my regular flash fiction course leaves off.

I've been fascinated with flash fiction for years now, and Geoff Fuller and I have written and had five articles on the topic published in various Writer's Digest publications.

I also have an online article on the topic of flash fiction at Riding the Meridian http://www.heelstone.com/meridian/meansarticle1.html and at Net Author's E2K http://netauthor.org/e2k/jan2002/features.html1 (This article has also been published at WritingWorld, Fiction Fix, and Whim's Place.)

I'm the administrator for FlashFiction-W http://home.att.net/~p.casto , a free online flash fiction critique group that's been active since 1998. (There's a waiting list to get into the workshop. )

Each month I send out a free online newsletter, FlashFictionFlash, a newsletter for flash literature http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlashFictionFlash where I publish markets, contests and publishing news.

So that's a bit about me and what I enjoy. Soon I'll begin blogging on aspects of flash fiction itself. What I hope to do in this blog is also to provide some markets for flash fiction, some book reviews on collections or anthologies that come my way, and to discuss various aspects and issues regarding flash fiction. So stay tuned.


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