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Flash Fiction: Escalation

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Hello SErs! Harmony here. I hope this finds you all well. Welcome to the third in a four-part series on writing flash fiction. If you missed the first part, you can find it HERE. And the second part HERE. So far, we have looked at creating a hook with a character who needs something. Then we looked at giving that character a problem to meeting that desire, and we looked at writing our story beginnings. This week, we look at escalation. The initial problem gets a little worse, and then it gets a whole lot worse, shoving that desire right out of reach. This will form the crux of your story middle and ramps the tension way up.

For the middle, you will use the majority of your word allowance. And if you went under your 150 words on the beginning, you get more space here. At this…

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I write YA as Traci Kenworth. I also write romance as Loleta Abi.

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