- If you get everything else wrong, but move the reader with your emotion, you have succeeded.
- Conflict among choices of the mind may intrigue the reader. Conflict among choices of the heart will involve the reader.
- Rule of thumb: Your main character should fail at least twice to resolve the story problem, then succeed.
Robert Scotellaro: Writing Flash Fiction That's Short But Not Slight
Robert Scotellaro, author of five full-length story collections, including his most recent What Are the Chances?, shares his fascination with flash fiction, three critical components to writing success, and more.