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Sargentodiaz
03-27-2016, 11:42 PM
Some very good tips for writing the latest fad in the literary world. Author makes a good point that busy people don't have or want to take the time to read anything long. They want in and out in 1,000 with a feeling of satisfaction. Here are some important points:


Finally, here’s a list of pet peeves sure to push you to the back of the line when it comes to acquisitions:


Leave your reader confused even after she’s re-read the story 3 times.
Bore your reader to tears even after he’s re-read the story 3 times (or use clichés like “bore me to tears”).



Use hokey dialect instead of giving a character an actual voice.



Send in your submission without a title or author name.



Fail to provide a plot.



Use incorrect (or un-factual) history or information in a genre where accuracy matters (like historical fiction).



Use your story as a soapbox.


Read the whole piece @ http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/3-things-you-need-to-know-to-write-great-flash-fiction