How To Write Fictional Stories With Reader Appeal

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Hi – I’m Anna Yeatts for Flash Fiction Online and thanks for tuning in for ’13 tips for Writing flash Fiction’ or ‘Insider Tricks to Writing Insanely Short Stories’. I want to focus on some fundamental tips for writing flash fiction ’cause it ain’t easy getting out of the slush pile and onto an editor’s desk. These tips will teach you how. For flash fiction online stories must be between 500 and a thousand words. Those are some tight restrictions and that’s not a lot of space for your story, but as Shakespeare said, ‘brevity is the soul of wit’. […]

How To Write A Fiction Book – Mode Of Narration

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The next thing I’d like to talk with you about is mode of narration. Mode of narration constitutes an important decision that you’re going to have to make in your writing right up front. That’s basically how you’re going to tell your story, how it’s going to be constructed. Let’s look at mode of narration in detail. It’s composed of three components. The first is point of view or POV. This is basically who’s telling the story. The next is voice. That’s basically how they’re telling the story. And then there’s tense. That’s basically when did the story take place, […]