Flash Fiction is a real passion of mine, it’s fair to say I’m a fish addict! You can draft out 300- 500 words pretty quickly so it’s great for getting into a daily writing habit! But Flash does require a little more skill than that. My advice to anyone new to flash is to read around the genre as much as you can, take some workshops and hone your craft.
I often run the Writers HQ Flash Face Off evenings, which are great fun, it’s a great place for new flash writers to cut their teeth and join a friendly flash community so do come and join us over there!
I was delighted when Writers HQ asked me to write my own Top Ten Tips For Writing Flash Fiction! You can read them right here!
I have also co-written a new Flash Fiction Course for Beginners via Writers’HQ which you can sign up for here! https://writershq.co.uk/beginners-flash-fiction/
I have written some craft essays for Writers HQ which you can find below
Flash Fiction Without the Pain – https://writershq.co.uk/ten-top-tips-for-writing-flash-fiction/
Writing Flash Fiction – https://writershq.co.uk/structuring-flash-fiction-beginnings-endings-and-the-soggy-bit-in-the-middle/
Imagery in Flash – https://writershq.co.uk/imagery-in-flash/
I OFFER CRITIQUES TO FLASH WRITERS – PLEASE CLICK ON THE EDITORIAL /CRITIQUE TAB FOR MORE DETAILS!
Flash Competitions and Publications
Below you’ll find links to a selection of my recent Flash Publications. Huge thanks to all of the editors who have chosen to publish my work, It’s always a real honour to see my words in print.
I was delighted to be nominated for Best Microfiction for my story WHALE SONG , featured in The South Florida Poetry Journal.
it was a huge honour for me to win the Bath Flash Fiction award 2022 with my story THE METAMORPHISIS OF EVALINE JACKSON. The story was also nominated for Best Small Fictions.
SHH BAIRN – This story can be found in the wonderful Forge Literary Magazine
I recently came SECOND in The Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction with my story SEA FRET
BREATHE – this story took THIRD prize in the TSS Publishing Flash Fiction Competition.
PYTHON PARLARI – this story won FIRST prize in the Retreat West Themed Flash Competition and is also available as an audio story HERE.
TORN OUT WISHES – Proud to say I came THIRD with this story in the HISSAC Flash Fiction Competition 2020
BLACK DOG – first published by Ellipsiszine
SEA SHANTY – Semi Finalist at LISP
NONE OF THEM SAY YOU – chosen for Flash Flood 2020 / Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Lunate Fiction.
BLANK SPACE – First published by Virtualzine
AMEN – First published by Reflex Fiction