Writing Flash Fiction from Art, Part 1
In this Collection, students will choose art to help generate a piece of original flash fiction.
Flash fiction - which is limited to 750-1500 words - is uniquely useful to developing writers because it allows them to practice their writing skills over a number of shorter pieces. The artwork is of great purpose to creating Flash Fiction because it can provide a writer with three of the five essential elements - Setting, Situation, Sensory Detail - as identified by Katey Schultz of the Interlochen College of the Creative Arts. Another useful resource is found here.
This assignment is the first of a series of assignments in which students develop Flash Fiction from art pieces, giving them the opportunity to develop their skills over time, then revise and edit and submit a final piece.Read More »