Tag: flash non-fiction

Monday – Creativity Reflection

My writing friends – I’ve decided to use each Monday as an opportunity to post a thought-provoking quote and write a few words about how I see the idea coloring my writing week. Let me know what you think about this idea. I’ve written a lot of really bad stuff over the years, and tossed the majority. I’ve also come… Read more →

This Makes Me Feel Like Giggling!

Tickle my brain . . . sounds great for inspiring new ideas, but how? read a new genre (vampire romance) ask my waitress about her favorite eatery try a new ice cream flavor (whiskey prune?) reverse my walking route take a nap (zzzzzz) stay up all night write flash non-fiction (500 words or less) read this post by Jessica Macbeth… Read more →

Anatomy of an Article – Part 1

If you think about it, it’s the details that draw us into a story – whether fiction or non-fiction. That’s why I was interested in reading a recent article about the value of  note-taking for travel writers. I’m not a travel writer, per se, but I never travel without a notebook shoved in my hip pocket. Whenever I visit a place… Read more →

Meaning – Flash Non-Fiction

The Art of Extraordinary Writing appreciates this contribution by Jane Castellanos. Jane was a teacher, intuitive, traveller, currently living in Devon, seeking to reconnect.  Meaning I don’t have a desk, but I do have a room. The windows are plastic, not allowing for squirrel or bird feeders to be attached. It is forbidden to throw things out of the window.… Read more →

Labyrinth – Flash Non-FIction

Thank you to Portland, Oregon poet, Gail Brooks, for the flash non-fiction piece: Labyrinth. First swallows of coffee down, my eyes begin to widen just a bit. I’m having a quick breakfast at a local favorite spot and leisurely checking out the familiar surroundings. The place is kind of a mess as usual–stuff piled up, somehow functional, not particularly attractive… Read more →

Flash Non-Fiction #1 – Waiting

I took on the Flash Non-Fiction Challenge #1 – writing about three things and how they may relate to one another.  I’m not exaggerating when I admit that I went through 30+ revisions, trying to find the perfect word, the perfect turn-of-phrase. I was shocked at the ah-ha’s I experienced, but I’ll save that for another post. What I can… Read more →

Writing Flash Nonfiction – Will You Join Me?

I have long-loved the essay format; it appeals to both the logical part of my brain as well as the writer in me who envys a well-turned phrase. Essays are the closest in format to the magical magazine articles I used to write, which probably accounts for considering the following: I’ve been reading Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, edited… Read more →