Author Profile: Carl Conrad


Carl ConradHow and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

I have been writing various things nearly my whole life, although I began to indulge myself in novels, stage plays, and different types of writing when I reached retirement age.

What inspired you to write flash fiction?

I enjoy the discipline of flash fiction; capturing a moment or an event in a constrained number of words.

Describe your writing process.

I usually like to start with a few thoughts or sentences scribbled onto a scrap of paper that then becomes the start of my writing.  Although I enjoy re-writing more than original writing because my original writing can be refined, embellished, and revised to say more precisely what I wanted to say when I began.

What was the inspiration behind what was published on FewerThan500.com?

Trying to contain a thought or image that occupied my attention in 500 words or less.

What are you working on now?

I am finishing my third full-length play, and I am hoping to sell an action/adventure novel I wrote previously to a movie producer.

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