Hope you all are enjoying your reading and, hopefully also, your writing.
Ok, so now I’ve shared the six example stories that Lynn Johnston analyzed to understand the form and structure of Flash Fiction stories. She used her analyses to produce her worksheet that I shared with you in the introduction to this topic in Flash Fiction Blog Post 1. Now I’ve got to the place in the plan where I am going to share with you the first story Lynn wrote using her own worksheet as a guide. Here’s the link.
This story is cute and clever. It demonstrates very well how a story can come from anywhere and it also shows that some of the best stories come from looking at an everyday situation from a different point of view. I really liked this one – it made me smile and it gave me really good insight into how to look for inspiration. I tried to use that lesson in my first attempt, which will be included in my next post.
And, in case you missed it, here again is the worksheet Lynn created for brainstorming a short story:
All the best, Dave