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Robert Swartwood – Hinting at a writer’s mind

Robert Swartwood’s blog is one of the few places on the Web where I look to get a view into the mind of a working writer.  I really enjoy his thoughts on writing, submissions, and the industry, but he also covers observational stuff that covers a wide variety of topics.

I came across Robert’s site a few months back when he held a contest on Hint  Fiction, which was for an anthology that he was putting together (and soon available from  My initial impression was, “How the heck can you have an interesting story in as few as 25 words?”   I had to rethink that comment after looking at some of the interesting examples that I found.

Hint fiction is a flavor of Flash Fiction that focuses on the allusion to a larger story, rather than the traditional three act structure.  Google Robert and Hint Fiction for some cool examples.

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