This week we are turning our attention to micro fiction. Whether it’s flash, just short or macroscopically micro we are interested in what makes good short fiction great.
There is much flash fiction about. David Gaffney has made a bit of a name for himself with the form and much of his subject matter makes a good match for our investigation in to theories of Everyday Life. Here is what he has to say about how to write it:
here’s where you can read two of his flash fictions from his Book Sawn Off Tales via Amazon’s Look Inside option Your Name In Weetos and the Lost Language of Hairgrips. [more coming in printed form via hand outs in class]
And here’s somewhere to read more flash fiction and another short by David Gaffney Happy Places
He also performs words with a fellow writer – short fiction is growing a broader audience through quirky, imaginative performance presentations.
I also thought i’d throw in this link from MJ Hyland. A Guardian How To Write Fiction missive with a more general fiction writer in mind but nevertheless with some great tips and advice.