As Splickety’s imprints seek to bring the best flash fiction to our readers, the Lightning Blog seeks to bring the best motivation to writers of all types. This year the blog plans a regular weekly rotation of flash fiction stories, writing craft articles, and our Friday feature, #BoltFlashFic, which seeks to build a community of flash fiction writers with a picture prompt and micro-fiction story response.
Ideally, the blog will publish two flash fiction pieces a week. We look for strong stories that need minimal editing for publication and coincide with current magazine themes. This allows the blog to promote our current imprint, as well as gives authors who do not make the magazine cut the chance to publish with us. Our preferred word count is less than 800.
Writer craft articles should come from published authors or instructors in the field of creative writing and should promote new ideas and topics pertinent to writers and readers. Ideal word count is 500-800.
Award-winning writer, Lindsey P. Brackett once taught middle grades literature, but now she writes her own works in the midst of motherhood. A blogger since 2010, she has published articles and short stories in a variety of print and online publications including Southern Writers Magazine Best Short Fiction 2015, Northeast Georgia Living Magazine, Georgia Magazine, Thriving Family, Country Extra, HomeLife, Splickety Prime, and Splickety Love. She writes a popular, syndicated bimonthly column for local Northeast Georgia papers in which she meditates on small town southern life and dreams of meeting Rick Bragg.
Lindsey also serves as Editor of Web Content for the Splickety Publishing Group. For Splickety, Lindsey acquires great flash fiction and pieces of writerly wisdom that help make Splickety the world's destination for great, quick reads and excellent writing tips.
Her love of family ties and southern places prompted her first novel, a Lowcountry story about the power of family and forgiveness, which will release with Lighthouse Publishing in 2017.
A homeschooling mother of four young children, her home is always full of wet towels, lost library books, and strong coffee.
Connect with her at www.lindseypbrackett.com, where she just writes life, on Facebook as Lindsey P. Brackett, or on Twitter: @lindsbrac.
Writing Flash Fiction That Sells
Attendees will learn what makes a flash fiction story great (elements like plot, structure, conflict, character development, etc.) and how to condense everything into such a small amount of words. By the end of the presentation, attendees will know why they should write flash fiction and how it can help their career to do so.