Questions 271: All About Flash Fiction

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Celine asks:
“What’s the deal with flash fiction? I love it, but can’t imagine how to write it.”

Resources Mentioned:
Wasted Youth by Jim Steinman (from Bat Out of Hell 2)
The Best of Robert Service by Robert Service
The Next Ten Thousand Hours
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
Knock by Frederic Brown

Questions 270: Getting Characters to Speak to You

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Dan Dan the Art Man asks:
“How can you create characters that feel so real to you that your characters tell you where the story should go?”

Resources mentioned:
Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman
Writing to Sell by Scott Merideth