Tip #16 Use Flash Fiction to Jump Start your longer Fiction Career

You dream of writing novels, but you don’t want to jump into the literary deep end right away. Start small write flash fiction before you write your longer story. 

I recently watched a video with the artist Tracey Emim. A lifetime spent as an artist, she even even starts with a small drawing in her sketchbook before she tries to tackle her larger works. It’s not a bad idea to write a flash fiction story before you write your larger work.

I have ran seven marathons in my life. I didn’t start by running 26.2 miles. Some people can do it, but I’m not one of them. I had to start with a smaller story before I attempted writing a novel. Maybe it’s a good idea for you too.

Write a flash fiction first. It’s like a training run for a novelist. Those training miles will add up. You’ll see.

Here’s an article about the writing the best flash fiction: 

Author: Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson is an art-student, runner, publisher, and writer who lives in Colorado. https://madcow.press

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