Camp NaNoWriMo began because we knew your writing couldn’t be contained, especially not by November. And this April and July, we’re pulling all the stops, and challenging you to write whatever it is that you love. This week, we’ll host writers of all stripes to tell us what style they’re tackling, and why. Grant Faulkner, Camp’s Head Counselor, starts us off by telling you why he’s going bite-size:
The biggest conundrum for most parent-writers is finding the time to write. I used to love waking up to a quiet house and the inspiring scents of a pot of coffee and dawdling through hours of uninterrupted writing time. Now I’m greeted by small creatures who ask me to feed them, entertain them, resolve their conflicts, schedule their social affairs, and chauffeur them about town.
One way I’ve learned to co-exist with this new life of harried time constraints is to write flash fiction—also known as short shorts, microfiction, postcard fiction, smokelongs, quick fiction, dribbles, drabbles, and seemingly a hundred other names (even nanofiction!).