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Rough Writer Tour Around the World: Sacha Black

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…)

For a complete schedule of past and future tour destinations, see our Events page.


  1. calmkate says:

    great read, thanks Charli 🙂

  2. Charli Mills says:

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

  4. jenanita01 says:

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

  5. Norah says:

    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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