Rough Writer Tour Around the World: Sacha Black

Written by Charli Mills

Charli Mills, a born buckaroo, makes literary art accessible at She writes about the veteran spouse experience and women forgotten to history.

February 26, 2018

Bold, driven and fabulous, Sacha Black is the energy and inspiration behind the Bloggers Bash event, its awards, and competition. As an author of a YA sci-fi series, she’s learned much about weird scientific phenomenon and villains. Sacha created a workshop series in book and text about how to create one of a book’s most crucial character — not the hero, the villain.  She’s also a Rough Writer.

This week’s Rough Writer Tour Around the world is back at Sacha’s pad in England. She has an excellent lesson in flash fiction prepared for you so hop on over there!

Five Reasons Why Flash Fiction Makes You a Better Writer by Sacha Black

There’s nothing I like more than getting to the point. That’s what flash fiction does, and it’s also how I started writing. For the longest time, I wrote fractured pieces, snippets of stories that weren’t destined for me to finish. Characters came and went, challenges were entered, and pieces of stories lay frayed at the edges and abandoned to dusty corners. (Continue…)

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  1. calmkate

    great read, thanks Charli 🙂

    • Charli Mills

      Sacha is a terrific writing coach and community builder, too. She gets bloggers together in person. Glad you enjoyed her post!

      • calmkate

        will be back again to read it in more detail, slower!

  2. Charli Mills

    Sacha nailed the most important points about flash fiction and how it can make you a better writer. Thanks for having us over at your place this week!

  3. Shallow Reflections

    Sacha’s list makes me even more excited about writing flash fiction!

    • Charli Mills

      Flash fiction is like vitamins to writing!

  4. jenanita01

    Sacha convinced me too, so I’ll be having a go!

    • Charli Mills

      Oh, good! It becomes more evident as you go, and lots of fun!

    • Charli Mills

      Danke, Michael!

  5. Norah

    Sacha is a great ambassador for writing flash fiction. I also love the way she gets people together, bringing the online community into the reality of flesh and blood “in person” with the Bloggers’ Bash.

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