Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader. Not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
Last night I saw Paris Je T’aime. If you haven’t seen it it’s a collection of short vignettes by 18 different directors. Although the reviews weren’t fantastic, I enjoyed it. As a writer I liked how much story was told in such a short time. I like flash fiction for the same reason. A lot of story and feeling without a lot of words. Today work on a flash fiction piece. 500 words on the first time you fell in love. Don’t give me the facts but the feelings. Now get to work.
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