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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Short Short Fiction FB Chat with Grant Faulkner on Friday, May 1

To celebrate National Short Story Month, Grant will join us this Friday, May 1, on our Facebook page and answer your questions about short story writing from 9 a.m - 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Here's how it will work ...

May is National Short Story Month and inside the pages of the new May/June issue of Writer's Digest (which is out now and includes our annual 101 Best Websites for Writers list as well—download it here) we cover a lot of advice on how to write and sell short stories.

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One of the most interesting articles is on Flash Fiction—which is defined as a story written in fewer than 1,000 words. It's written by Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story (check out his full bio below). Grant tackles the challenges in writing such short pieces of fiction and talks about the love affair he's developed with this particular form of writing.

To celebrate National Short Story Month, Grant will join us this Friday, May 1, on our Facebook page and answer your questions about short story writing from 9 a.m - 11 a.m. West Coast Time (12-2 Eastern Time). Here's how it will work: On Friday around 9 a.m. (Noon Eastern), I'll post a status that says LET THE CHAT BEGIN! You leave your question for Grant as a comment to that status. He'll answer as many as he can in the time allotted. NOTE: In order to participate you must be a part of our community by liking our Facebook page.

See you Friday!

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About Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner likes big stories and small stories. He is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story (100wordstory.org). His stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers, The Southwest Review, PANK, Gargoyle, Eclectica, Puerto del Sol, the Berkeley Fiction Review, and dozens of others. His collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures, was just released.

Grant lives in Berkeley with a family of writers and a dog that insists on sitting on his lap each morning when he writes. He believes quite simply that everyone is a writer—that we create our world through the stories we tell—so he enthusiastically prods everyone he meets to write their story and discover how life can be transformed through a daring creative act.

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