Because my flash fiction collection, 100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories, was getting some attention from creative writing teachers — and because I know some folks were teaching selected excerpts to various classes — my publisher and I thought it might be worthwhile to produce a free teacher’s guide/reader’s guide to accompany it.
I finished writing the guide this summer and you can now download it free as an
If you’re a teacher or someone who’s running a lecture on the craft of horror fiction, you might find it useful, whether you’d like to teach the whole book, a few selected stories, or just borrow from the literary discussion questions and creative writing prompts. In fact, even if you’re just a curious writer, you could probably use the prompts to “instigate” some ideas for a new story, novel, or poem. Enjoy.