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Thaddeus Rutkowski - Flash Nonfiction Funny survey responses

Fiction or Nonfiction?

I call my work "fiction," but it is based on my experience, so it can easily be called "nonfiction." I believe most fiction is based on the author's experience--the only question is to what degree the author disguises that experience. Is it harder to write funny or sad? I try to do both. I'm more successful at writing funny, but funny gets you only so far. The winners are serious/tragic, aren't they?

Long form or short form?

I can write only in the short form. This is not intentional; it's more instinctive. I begin by having a lot to say; I try to say it all; and the result is usually only a couple of pages.