Sixty Seconds with: Craig Anderson

Ten answers to ten questions in 20 words or fewer. That’s less time than it takes to burn a match*.

(*Depending on the length of the match and your tolerance for burned fingers, obviously)


Our newest Flash! Friday winner is Craig Anderson.  Read his winning story here, then take one minute to get to know him better.

1) What about the prompt inspired you to write your winning piece? That big cannon seemed like such an unfair advantage, it made me wonder how the tables could be turned.

2) How long have you been writing flash? March 1, 2013, was my first posted flash fiction, and I’ve written one every Friday since then.

3) What do you like about flash? It teaches you to focus on which words to remove as much as which to include.

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Hint at the wider story hiding just outside the word limit; flash should be a porthole into a grander tale.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? The Imaginator. He’s always finding interesting stories in the prompts, and his writing is extremely crisp.

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? I would never cheat on Flash! Friday with some other flash fiction comp!

7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? Novels, novellas, occasionally short stories. I write poems every now and again, but always rhyming.

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? Humour (I’m British; I spell it that way!). I want my writing to make people smile and/or wet themselves.  

9) Tell us about a WIP. Project Christmas – Santa is having financial difficulty and hires consultants to get him back on track. Hilarity ensues. 

10) How do you feel about dragons? I like bbq and s’mores, so they’d be a handy pet. Useful in a Canadian winter, too!

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