Greetings, fellow flash writers!
Since June 1, 2017, I’ve been hosting a (bi-monthly) daily writing challenge on Twitter called (at) #FlashFicHive.
Created specifically for those seeking to improve their writing ability and spin great tales with a focus on brevity, #FlashFicHive provides a dedicated place for writers to create, read, and post (blog links only) flash fiction and other short form work every other month.
Bi-Monthly Schedule for 2017: December
Bi-Monthly Schedule for 2018: February, April, 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. For the entire month, HIVE-writers will have the chance to creates story premises, compose inspired lines, or pen micro and/or flash fiction stories in conjunction with the optional prompts, games, and exercises provided daily for the duration of the challenge.
■ The daily exercises are activities meant to spur creativity and develop writing skills. Writers have the option to experiment with various idea-building prompts…or opt to work at their own pace.
■ 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.)
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 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 you never know which stories you’ll want to revisit…or convert into a longer format. 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.
Who should participate in #FlashFicHive
Anyone (and every genre) is welcome to participate. The prompts are created to engage writers of all proficiency levels, 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!