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The Book Mechanic

What Is Microfiction?

Saying a lot by writing a little

Microfiction, also known as flash fiction, is the art of writing a complete story using few words. There are those who tell their tale in only fifty words. Some use one hundred or five hundred. Others say what they need to in a mere two sentences.

For those who write full-length novels, the thought of trimming their word count can seem daunting…



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Lynda Dietz

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