Flash Fiction is a unique form of extreme brevity, in which a writer creates a story from introduction, to climax, to resolution using only a few hundred words. While there is no defined word count, typically these stories range from 300-1000 words. As you can imagine this can be quite challenging and rewarding.
Challenge yourself this month and participate in our annual Flash Fiction Writing Contest. Enter your original work, 500 words or less, online by April 30, 2022., opens a new window The winners’ works are featured in our annual eBook.
Looking for more inspiration? Hear from past participants as they read their winning entries.
Looking for additional resources on writing? The library offers online classes, writing groups and more.
Frisco Library offers several writing and publishing classes online through Gale Courses, opens a new window. These instructor-led six-week courses are offered each month and have an interactive learning environment. All you need is your library card. Simply search for courses in writing and publishing and click “Enroll Now” to get started!
Some notable courses for burgeoning writers include:
- Beginning Writer's Workshop, opens a new window
- Write Fiction Like a Pro, opens a new window
- Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers, opens a new window
- Advanced Fiction Writing, opens a new window
- The Keys to Effective Editing, opens a new window
- Beginner's Guide to Getting Published, opens a new window
This is a small selection of the courses on writing and publishing available. For a full list visit us online, opens a new window.
You don’t have to do this alone. Join a writing group! Write Club, opens a new window is a local writers’ group that provides critiques, support, and networking opportunities to both published and aspiring authors in all genres of writing. From blogger to novelist, all writers are welcome. Having support as a writer is important and can help motivate you to keep going when you hit a wall.
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