The Very Short Story Starter

101 Flash Fiction Prompts for Creative Writing



ISBN: 9781419730139 Category:

John Gillard


Think about your writing from a new perspective and learn to tell a story in the most effective way possible with this flash fiction workbook. Popular with creative writers around the world, flash fiction is an ultra-short story format (usually 1,000 words or less) that distills a narrative into its most economic and impactful form. In this lay-flat paperback workbook you’ll find 101 flash fiction writing prompts, each crafted to inspire an incredible variety of very short stories. Some prompts instruct you to focus on setting or developing a specific character. Other prompts ask you to play with story structure, to begin at the end or jump right into the middle of the action. You are also encouraged to bring the journal to different locations (a coffee shop or a museum) and take story cues from your surroundings. With helpful writing tips and just the right amount of space to write, this journal is the perfect tool to jump-start a flash fiction writing practice.

Additional information

Weight 541 g
Dimensions 16.8 x 23 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 February 2018
Number of pages 208
Format Notebook / blank book
Dimensions 16.8 x 23 cm
Weight 541 g


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John Gillard is a writer and designer who lives and works in Brighton, England. He runs creative writing workshops, performs his own works of short fiction and poetry, and is the author of The Creative Writer’s Notebook.