Flash fiction is generally attributed to Ernest Hemingway, when he made a bet with some of his drinking buddies that he could write a complete story in six words or less. When they agreed, he ostensibly took out a napkin and wrote the following six words: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” In today’s context, flash fiction is a complete story in 1,000 words or less.
There are a few types of game copy that I am well-versed in:
- Tabletop/roleplaying game copy
- Video game copy
- Board game copy
Tabletop/roleplaying game copy consists of the creative text that accompanies a set of rules to form a roleplaying game. This could include snippets of flavor text to help players become immersed in game’s universe, or it could be entire story arcs explaining the history of characters or elements of the game. Video game copy can consist of everything from character speech to narration dialog, and even the story behind the game to assist the game developers and designers in its creation. Board game copy might include text for playing cards, instruction manuals, rule books, marketing materials, and more.
Nonfiction writing is a broad category term for writing that is based in truth. This might be anything from articles in magazines, to blog posts, and even marketing copy for collateral. Some of my strengths include history, current events, analysis, and informative writing.
Novels & Novellas
Novels are fictional stories in long form (arbitrary word count: 50,000+) and novellas are fictional stories in medium form (arbitrary word count: 10,000 to 50,000.) Related genres I excel in are fantasy, sci-fi, horror, suspense, mystery, and historical fiction.
Short stories are fictional works in short form, usually a snapshot of a larger story’s context. (Arbitrary word count: 1,000 to 10,000.) Related genres I excel in are fantasy, sci-fi, horror, suspense, mystery, and historical fiction.
Sequential writing is simply a larger story arc that has been broken into smaller installments. They can be either fictional (like comic books) or nonfictional (such as news or magazine serials.) The basic idea is that they are multiple writings released one at a time in a specific order.