Saturday, January 10, 2015

Flash Fiction Fridays For Terrible Minds

Now, for all of you who know, I love to write as well as read and collect books.  So, this makes for an interesting way of talking about books, and being interested in publishing too.

So, if you've got more than on blog on the go - like I do - you can start this year with a good challenge and take up writing Flash Fictions.  Chuck Wendig is a Canadian writer who has 'Terrible Minds' as a blog and he challenges his followers each Friday to a prompt to write a story consisting of pretty much anything from Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Off-Planet workings to Steampunk and average everyday stuff with a twist... but it must be within a certain word limit.  

Most times he gives us 1,000 words and gets us to link it back to his blog so we can all dip in and read each other's works.  I love to do this as it gets me in touch with other writers and I've made some pretty good friends from across the miles through his blog.  And the best thing about this is that you can put up just about any kind of story and you probably won't shock anyone - well, you might, but you won't know until you have a go.

I have shocked a few people, but it's been fun letting my imagination go wild.

I'm on my 3rd year of writing through the 'Terrible Minds' blog and I love it.  I'm actually going to work on getting my stories edited and published so people can download them as an e-book or buy them as real books to own in a series.  I'll keep them on the blog, but it'll be better to have them as proper books.

So, if you go onto the sidebar, you'll find a link to his site - which I put there last year - and before you know it, you'll be enjoying the prompts he comes up with.  And today, he put up the first one for 2015... so why don't you guys give it a go?  You never know what you might come up with.  Besides, you have a week to get your story together, put it up onto your own blog and link it back to his blog... and it's all for fun and to improve our writing skills.  Until my next post, happy reading!

And... happy writing too!


  1. I love flash fiction, although I haven't read tons of it. Flash Fiction Fridays For Terrible Minds sounds cool. Thanks for writing about it and your experience too.

    1. Thanks.... I thought it would be fun for us all to try something new this year.

      And here's my blog for any of you to hang out on: