Flash Memoir Writing Tips

Flash means that there is a word limit that is quite short. The shorter the piece the greater the writing challenge. There is no room for fluff. All information must be directly related to the story, not that you would put extraneous stuff into a longer piece, but every word counts in flash writing.

You need a beginning, middle, and an end.

Something has to happen, but it is usually an isolated event.

There is little room for backstory and what backstory is needed must be short, sweet, and to the point.

Here are some links to give you additional guidance on how to write your short memoir: