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Stewart C Baker is an academic librarian, speculative fiction writer, and occasional haikuist. His fiction has appeared in Writers of the Future, Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, and Flash Fiction Online, among other places. Stewart was born in England, has lived in South Carolina, Japan, and California (in that order), and currently resides in Oregon with his family­­—although if anyone asks, he’ll usually say he’s from the Internet.

Writing Fiction, Week 2: How to Write a Very Short Story, or Flash Fiction 101

[This post is part of my free online course, Writing Fiction.]

Starting a new hobby or picking up a new skill of any kind is difficult. There are basic concepts to pick up, strategies for success to consider, and — potentially worse — plenty of people willing to offer advice of questionable use.

Writing a short story certainly isn’t an exception to any of this.

One way turn your strong start int

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Seonaidh Ceannéidigh Good to see you, Stewart :D


Stewart Baker Taka wrote: "Shisho! Is this your new way to procrastinate?! :P"

I was already doing the reading (bus + anti-motion-sickness wristbands!) so figured I may as well track it. Plus it makes my website look more active, as I slapped a widget in the sidebar. ;)

And hi, Aimee!


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Taka Shisho! Is this your new way to procrastinate?! :P


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Aimee Laine ::waveshands:: Hi! :)


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