Greetings, fellow flash writers! On June 1, I’ll be hosting a new (bi-monthly) daily writing challenge on Twitter called (at) #FlashFicHive.
Created specifically for those seeking to improve their flash fiction writing skills within a community of like-minded writers, #FlashFicHive will provide a dedicated place for writers to create, read, and post (blog links only) flash fiction.
Bi-Monthly Schedule for 2017: June, August, October, December
#FlashFicHive’s Format and How It Works
■ The prompt/activities calendar will be posted on the 20th day of the prior month on Twitter via @FlashFicHive for participants to look over. Every 7 days throughout the month, HIVE-writers will have the choice to write 1 to 4 (or more) micro or flash fiction stories in conjunction with a series of optional prompts, games, and exercises provided daily.
■ The daily exercises are mini-workshops over the course of the month to give writers the option to experiment and/or have fun with various topics pivotal to writing good flash fiction. Hive-writers have the option to choose from 3 task-tracks (A-Drone, B-Worker, or C-Queen) to suit their speed and experience level…or opt to bypass the task-tracks and work at their own pace.
■ Bypass the “task-tracks,” if you’d rather do your own thing; that’s fine too. Feel free to post: 1) your WIP flash lines, 2) images and photos that reflect your story and/or inspiration, 3) blog or web links to your flash fiction, 4) start a Q&A thread, or 5) start a flash fiction chat thread.
■ Posting lines and/or stories is a big part of this interactive challenge. There are several ways to share your work and follow other HIVE-writers’ progress. You can:
- Tweet lines to #FlashFicHive (on Twitter)
- Post blog/web links to your full-length flash fiction stories. (No buy links, please.)
- Post lines and/or stories (in part or in their entirety) on the hive’s FACEBOOK page at www.facebook.com/FlashFicHive
However, NO BUY LINKS, please. (There are enough hashtags on Twitter already for marketing books. Let keep this about one dedicated to promoting blog traffic.)
■ The hashtag, #FlashFicHive was created exclusively for flash fiction post. So…remember to add it to your tweets, so that others may follow your threads or join in.
As the Hive Beekeeper in residence, I’ll be participating and joining in the fun as well. So, feel free to tweet or message me if you have any questions or suggestions for future exercises you’d like me to feature.
■ Save your work and any WIP versions, because I’ll be putting you through the paces as we try different techniques. You will want to keep your original lines and story drafts as well as the practice ones to make comparisons.
■ Like, retweet and reply to any posts/lines you particularly like. This is a collective of writers, after all, feedback is essential to improve and grow. Just remember to BEE NICE and respectful when interacting with others in the hive or elsewhere in Tweetsville or on personal blog sites.
Don’t have a blog! No problem! Post your flash fiction in its entirety at the HIVE’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/FlashFicHive
Who should participate in #FlashFicHive
Anyone (and every genre) is welcome to participate. The prompts are created to engage writers of all proficiency levels (Newbies = (A) Drones, Proficients = (B) Workers, and Seasoned writers = (C) Queen bees) so feel free to join in regardless of your experience.
Just remember, we post only links to blogs and other sources where writers store their work for public viewing. So, no buy lines, please!
I look forward to developing a collective of writers eager to share our flash fiction and provide feedback to help
Hope to see you around the HIVE on June 1st!