How about a couple of suggestions for writing better erotic flash fiction. I pay writers for good erotic flash fiction and I’ve been writing erotic flash fiction for years. So, those are my credentials.
Hello hello hello, my brother and sister erotic flash fiction writers from all over the world! This is the Old Soldier with another edition of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. At this moment (I’ll transcribe this later to the website) I’m in my favorite position; which is flat on my back on the sofa with two fat pillows under my weary head. I’m scribbling with a ball point pen in a notebook resting on my drawn up legs, a sort of upright fetal position. There’s a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer on the low table next to the sofa and several more cans in the refrigerator. There are two fat turkey legs browning in the crock pot and my small apartment (livingroom/kitchenette, tiny bed room and closet-size bathroom) is toasty warm even as it’s only in the 20s outside. The Old Soldier is in a good place.
But I digress.
I took the bus to the public library today and picked up Art Matters (Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story) by Robert Paul Lamb. I can’t wait to read it.
The book already has me thinking about the craft of the erotic flash fiction short story. Let me share with you a couple of quotes that open the book. The quotes are great suggestions.
“Try to become a craftsman…A certain degree of craftsmanship is really indispensable. You can not always sit and wait for inspiration.” __Anton Chekhov, quoted in Bunin, Memories and Portraits
“In your own art, bow your head over technique. Think of technique when you rise and when you go to bed. Forget purposes in the meanwhile; get to love technical successes; get to see the world entirely through technical spectacles, to see it entirely in terms of what you can do. Then when you have anything to say, the language will be apt and copious.” __Robert Louis Stevenson, Learning to Write
You won’t get any better suggestions than those for creative writing in general and the writing of erotic flash fiction in particular. Keep reading and writing that erotic flash fiction.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.