No Wrong Way to Do It by Arline Chase

Someone responded to my blog on outlines, by emailing me to ask how I could write a story without knowing what was going to happen first?

That’s a good question. Well, I never have a detailed outline, or even a Triple-O. But I do know what the main character wants and usually what the general outcome will be. If I know that, I can sit down and write and the sub-conscious will take over and create the obstacles and bleak moment that shape the story.

If toward the end of the story, I find I need a “telling detail” to foreshadow something that happens later, I just go back and put that in. Continue reading “No Wrong Way to Do It by Arline Chase”

Week 13 Flash Fiction Contest Voting

The time has arrived for IU readers to begin voting in this week’s Flash Fiction Competition. On behalf of the IU staff, I want to thank all the entrants for doing such a great job with the writing prompt and the merciless constraints of the exercise.

This week, there are eleven entries from which to choose. You may review the entries here. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to vote by using the share buttons at the bottom of the post!

The poll will be open until 5:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) Thursday

Choose the winner for week 13 of the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Competition

  • 3. JD Mader (49%, 46 Votes)
  • 4. JM Cogdell (22%, 21 Votes)
  • 5. Shiri Sondheimer (10%, 9 Votes)
  • 6. Helmy Kusuma (5%, 5 Votes)
  • 10. Dick Waters (4%, 4 Votes)
  • 2. Per Holbo (2%, 2 Votes)
  • 8. Jenna Sebastian (2%, 2 Votes)
  • 9. A. L. Kaplan (2%, 2 Votes)
  • 11. Terveen Gill (2%, 2 Votes)
  • 1. Hope Welsh (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 7. Elisavietta Ritchie (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 94

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