Welcome to the very first Inspiration Flash! Every Wednesday here on jamifairleigh.com I’ll post a writing prompt. The prompt may be an original photo, a quote, a passage, a song, a saying, or video and is meant to inspire an original piece of flash fiction of 1,000 words or less.
I’ll provide critiques on the first three pieces sent to me each week. For those of you new to this site, use the contact form and I’ll send you my email, or better yet, subscribe to get my email and to have the prompt each week emailed to you.
The work you create is yours- pitch it, sell it, post it, shred it. The prompt is just to get you writing; where your writing takes you is up to you.
This week’s prompt: Photograph
Don’t know how to write flash fiction? Here are a few resources I like:
I’ve decided that spreadsheeting is a verb, a dirty, dirty verb. If like me, you’re using the Story Grid methodology to evaluate your writing, spreadsheeting may also be a swear word. I’m now officially one-third of the way through my book and right now, I’d very much like to hide in bed until everyone has forgotten that I ever attempted to write a book. Continue reading “Spreadsheeting as a Dirty Word”
What the heck is a Turning Point in Story Grid parlance? I struggled with this idea and spent more than an hour frowning at the spreadsheet Kim started and rereading Chapter 42 in the Story Grid. For good measure, I even emailed Kim for some help and then frowned at what she emailed back. Continue reading “Story Grid Spreadsheeting: The Turning Point”
Like many of us, I’ve started and trunked a number of novels. Before I joined the 100 Day program, I’d never actually written “The End” and meant it. So there I was, pleased as punch, with a monster of a manuscript. And then it hit me. What’s next? Continue reading “Editing with the Story Grid Methodology: The first four steps”