There are good reasons for writing flash fiction.
Hello, all my brother and sister readers and writers from all over the world! This is the Old Soldier reporting for duty. It’s an overcast morning in Pittsburgh, but it’s still going to be a hot day in the 80s. The Old Soldier loves summer. But I digress.
We writers live our lives and we write. Many of us have jobs and families. We have significant others. We have responsibilities. We have friends and colleagues to inter-act with. Or maybe we just want to have fun. We go to school and job training. We are parents and caregivers.
I may be retired, but putting out an issue of the New Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette every day keeps me busy. And that’s just what you see. Behind the scenes I’m still building the site. I’m still learning how to be a webmaster. And I’m constantly thinking about how to make the site a sustainable, profitable business.
Which brings me to my first point about the advantages of writing flash fiction. Writing flash fiction takes only a limited investment of time. Once a writer comes up with a good idea for a flash fiction story, writing the story is relatively quick, whether we are talking minutes, hours or days.
And here’s my second point. There is a definite market for flash fiction. A writer can spend years writing a novel and never get it published; but flash fiction is in demand by editors, publishers and readers.
These are just two reasons why you may want to write flash fiction. Of course, they are not the only reasons why a writer may want to write flash fiction. So, keep reading and keep writing that flash fiction.
New Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is a magazine of creative writing, culture and sex.