Here are some questions you can ask yourself in the interest of greater creativity.
The Old Soldier is a big advocate of the philosophy that a writer’s personal history will provide that writer with a life time of excellent material for his or her flash fiction.
So, here’s a list of 10 questions to ask yourself. Now be as honest with yourself as you can be.
- When did you decide to become a writer?
- Why did you decide to become a writer?
- Did your college career help you as a writer?
- Do you tend to seek out romantic relationships that have a greater chance for failure than success?
- What do you think is the worst mistake you ever made in your life?
- Do you stay at your present job because you have to or because you really like your job?
- What’s the worst thing you ever did to someone else?
- What’s the worst thing someone else ever did to you?
- If you could just wish it to make it true, what would you wish for?
- At what time in your life did you feel most lonely and isolated?
Well, that’s it. These are just ten random questions to get you to reflect on things that maybe you would rather not reflect on. I’m sure you could come up withe dozens of more questions.
Just remember, your personal life is a rich treasure chest of raw material for your flash fiction short stories.
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