Tips on Effective Writing of Flash Fiction
Flash fiction, which is as well known as micro-fiction, is one of the growing genres of short stories which is mainly aimed at telling an entire story but in such a limited word count, often ranging 500 words or thereabout. It may be as it is that there is actually no specific guideline on the writing of flash fiction, looking at the factor of word count as this has been seen to be so varied with a number of the readers of flash fiction, but all the same as a writer of flash fiction pieces, there are some factors and points that you need to note and pay attention to when doing a flash fiction piece some of which are; such a keen focus on preciseness, careful construction of the fictitious characters in your piece and tense plotting. By far and large, these are the factors that when you will have well thought of and ordered, your story will indeed feel fully developed and have such an impact on its readers. For the shaping of your flash fiction story, take a look at some of the things and tips that will help you achieve as much into the shaping of your flash fiction story.
The first tip is to begin your story in the middle of the action. In writing flash fictions, as a writer you just have not the time to spend and words to waste setting up such a complex backstory. Instead think of beginning the story at such a moment of change, the most critical moment to the narrative. As such, the greatest tip of all in this respect is to have as much of your emphasis when writing flash fiction to show your audience, the readers the tension and agitation in a scene and not to take it all on explaining the reasons why you have the characters acting in such a manner. Thus, you need to strive as much as you can to have your flash fiction arriving at its plot conflict or the main narrative in the first paragraph of the piece if not the first line. Note the fact that your flash fiction will be a disappointment to many of your readers if it so leaves them in suspense and at the same time you have your limits in the words to do.
Tip number two is what would be referred to as the “Tip of the Iceberg tip”. From this end, it is as such quite important that you learn how well you will need to make use of the literary devices, some of which are tone and foreshadowing, so as to ensure that you come up with such high quality flash fiction pieces for your readers.