Write what you love. I don’t care whether you’re more character-driven, plot-driven, dialogue-driven, or have some other kinky writerly focus I don’t even know about. If your words move me, if they tug at me, if they make me tingle, I’ll pay attention.
Even so, I’m a bit of a stickler for the niceties. I don’t claim to have every grammar rule down pat, but egregious boo-boos in spelling, punctuation, etc., catch my eye. And not in a good way.
So bring on the heat, Flashers. Arouse me with your clever scenarios, make me swoon over your delicious use of language, drive me crazy with lust for more, more, more. Whatever you do, make me FEEL. Seduce me with your stories, and I’ll be yours forever more.
Caveat: In spite of my predilections, please remember Flash! Friday is a rated D (for Dragoness) zone, meaning no sexual themes allowed. So woo me, just don’t WOO me.
As a teen, Margaret announced she was going to write romances when she grew up. Once an adult, however, she figured she ought to be doing grown-up things, not penning steamy love stories. Yeah, whatever. Turning forty cured her of that dumb notion. She’s now written one novel (still in the, ahem, editing/revising stages), and two-thirds of a second one. Along the way she stumbled into Our Dragoness’s Flash Fiction lair, and found a scorching new writing love to add to her ever-burning flame.