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What You Learn From Writing Flash Fiction

What You Learn From Writing Flash Fiction
Image from A Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain (British Library)

We’ve talked about Flash Fiction before on this site but as it is becoming more and more popular we thought we should look at it again. This time we are going to be looking at what you learn from writing flash fiction. At this point we should say that Flash Fiction goes by many different names as TubeFlash points out:

short fiction, concise fiction, micro fiction, micro narrative, postcard fiction, short short, sudden fiction, cut-off fiction and in China it is known as ‘smoke long’.

The important thing to remember is that flash fiction is a story that is very short, normally less than 500, most of the time even shorter.

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WLW Meeting – 24/11/2015

WLW Meeting - 24/11/2015This week saw a turn of all seven people with a whole mix of flash fiction, autobiography and even a blog post draft.

We started the meeting with some news from Anne who’d received a response from the BBC about a play she’d submitted back in 2012 with a note that said:

Just found this in a cupboard. Apologies I’m only getting back to you now

I guess you can’t win them all Anne.

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West Lothian Write 20th November 2015

West Lothian Write 20th November 2015Last night was the third West Lothian Write of the year hosted by Alan Bissett. We were also able to launch our anthology A Well Travelled Notebook at the same time as the books arrived the day before. The night was a great success with seven members of West Lothian Writers reading – which was half the people reading. Of course we thought they were the best performers as well but we are biased! Find out what we read below the break.

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WLW Meeting – 10/11/2015

WLW Meeting - 10/11/2015

 

After the excitement of Halloween we went back to our usual format of reading out work and offering feedback on each other’s work. Five people came along to our meeting including two new members Cheryl and David. We hope you both enjoyed the meeting.

A Well Travelled Notebook

A quick update on our upcoming anthology A Well Travelled Notebook. The second draft has now been completed and we are only days away from sending the book to be printed. We are still on track to launch the anthology at West Lothian Write at Howden Park on the 20th of November.

 

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WLW Meeting Halloween Special – 27/10/2015

WLW Meeting Halloween Special - 27/10/2015

This week was our Halloween special which means scary stories, scarier ‘nick’ names and Halloween cakes and biscuits. There were twelve tales in all and you’ll find them all below the break!