Brevity

A Flash Fiction Handbook

Author: David Galef

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231179683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Flash fiction is over in the blink of an eye yet lingers with the reader. In Brevity, David Galef guides creative writing students through this timely literary genre, detailing best techniques, key examples, and provocative prompts that will help aspiring writers pack the most punch in the fewest words. Flash fiction, or the "short-short," which encompasses vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, metafiction, and other forms, has taken off over the past decade in both print and digital publications. Galef traces the genre back to such writers as Colette, Donald Barthelme, and Borges, demonstrating the compression and concision of character, plot, and dialogue that make the perfect miniature. Galef, a writer and longtime creative writing instructor, shows how developing one's skills in the short-short form can translate to other forms of writing. His diverse selection of stories and engaging exercises and prompts make Brevity a valuable resource for creative writing students and others who want to try their hands at this increasingly popular form.

Brevity

A Flash Fiction Handbook

Author: David Galef

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231543131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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In Brevity, David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Galef traces the genre back to its varied origins, from the short-short to nanofiction, with examples that include vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, and metafiction. The authors range from the famous, such as Colette and Borges, to today's voices, like Roxane Gay and Bruce Holland Rogers. A writer and longtime creative writing teacher, Galef also shows how flash fiction skills translate to other types of writing. Brevity is an indispensable resource for anyone working in this increasingly popular form. For more information, see davidgalef.com/brevity.

Brevity

A Flash Fiction Handbook

Author: David Galef

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231179690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 7757

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Flash fiction is over in the blink of an eye yet lingers with the reader. In Brevity, David Galef guides creative writing students through this timely literary genre, detailing best techniques, key examples, and provocative prompts that will help aspiring writers pack the most punch in the fewest words. Flash fiction, or the "short-short," which encompasses vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, metafiction, and other forms, has taken off over the past decade in both print and digital publications. Galef traces the genre back to such writers as Colette, Donald Barthelme, and Borges, demonstrating the compression and concision of character, plot, and dialogue that make the perfect miniature. Galef, a writer and longtime creative writing instructor, shows how developing one's skills in the short-short form can translate to other forms of writing. His diverse selection of stories and engaging exercises and prompts make Brevity a valuable resource for creative writing students and others who want to try their hands at this increasingly popular form.

Brevity & echo

an anthology of short short stories

Author: Kathleen Rooney

Publisher: Rose Metal Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780978984809

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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This collection of previously published short shorts by Emerson alumni celebrates the short short genre and the important role Emerson College's writing program has played in the history of that genre. The anthology features authors: Derrick Ableman, Joann Avallon, Rusty Barnes, Jane Berentson, Stace Budzko, Leslie Busler, Jennifer Carr, Keith Carter, Chip Cheek, Amy L. Clark, Kirsten Culbertson, Mark DeCarteret, Erin Dionne, Denise Duhamel, Elizabeth Kemper French, Lee Harrington, Jen Heller, Chris Helmuth, Steve Himmer, Brian Hinshaw, Jacqueline Holland, Amanda Holzer, Shannon Huffman, John F. Kersey, Laurel Dile King, Mariette Landry, Molly Lanzarotta, Don Lee, Matt Marinovich, Tara L. Masih, Melissa McCracken, Sheehan McGuirk, LaTanya McQueen, Maryanne O Hara, Janice O Leary, Josh Pahigian, Jennifer Pieroni, Robert Repino, Ashley Rice, Matt Rittenhouse, Joe Robb, Beth Anne Royer, Brian Ruuska, Mary Saliba, Nina R. Scheider, Kimberly Ann Southwick, R. S. Steinberg, Cam Terwilliger, Terry Thuemling, and Laura van den Berg, as well as an introduction by Ron Carlson and an afterword by Pamela Painter.

Cold Flashes

Literary Snapshots of Alaska

Author: Michael Engelhard

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602230943

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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As the old adage goes, "if you can't say it in a few pages, you won't in a hundred." The selections in Cold Flashes—very short prose and black-and-white photographs—embody perfectly this transparency, thrift, and restraint. Found here are highly polished micro-narratives, both fiction and nonfiction, and a series of eloquent and artistic halftones that capture their sizeable subjects in a nutshell. By minimizing the exposition, the selections stimulate the imagination to reflect on the rich diversity of people and places that make up Alaska. To be savored piecemeal at coffee shops, on the bus, or while waiting in line, the images and text in Cold Flashes will resonate with both the reader and each other, fusing into something profound yet elusive.

Short

An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms

Author: Alan Ziegler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780892554324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Dating back to the sixteenth century, an anthology of short stories, poems, and other abbreviated writings includes the work of over two hundred contributors, including Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Dave Eggers.

The Art of Brevity

Excursions in Short Fiction Theory and Analysis

Author: Per Winther,Jakob Lothe,Hans H. Skei

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035579

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The Art of Brevity gathers fresh ideas about the theory and writing of short fiction from around the globe to produce an international, inclusive exploration of the steadily growing field of short story studies. Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world. Such Anglo-American pioneers as Mary Rohrberger, Charles May, Susan Lohafer, and John Gerlach join with short fiction scholars at universities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada to build academic bridges and expand the field, geographically as well as conceptually. Contributors to the volume weave together themes of time, space, compression, mystery, reader response, and narrative closure. They discuss writers as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Sarah Orne Jewett, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Mavis Gallant, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Robert Olen Butler. the nineteenth-century queer short story, and contemporary Danish short shorts.

Damn Sure Right

Author: Meg Pokrass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935708179

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

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A collection of eighty-eight flash fiction stories some of which have been previously published in literary journals and e-zines.

Sudden Fiction

American Short-short Stories

Author: Robert Shapard,James Thomas

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879052652

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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Gathers seventy stories by Paley, Hannah, Barthelme, Cheever, Updike, Tallent, Carver, Boyle, Williams, Oates, Hemingway, and Malamud

Sawn-Off Tales

Author: David Gaffney

Publisher: Salt Pub

ISBN: 9781844712922

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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David Gaffney’s compact, surreal tales are filled with poignancy and wit. Each story goes off like a tiny depth charge in the mind, leaving you with the trace memory of some new urban myth – comic, absurd and disturbingly true.

Fast Fiction

Creating Fiction in Five Minutes

Author: Roberta Allen

Publisher: Story Press Books

ISBN: 9781884910272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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With prompts and exercises, readers will create fiction in short bursts of time. Allen then shows how this short fiction can be the basis of longer stories, or novels.

Writing Flash Fiction

How to Write Very Short Stories and Get Them Published. *Then Re-Publish Them All Together As a Book

Author: Carly Berg

Publisher: Magic Lantern Press

ISBN: 9780692355008

Category:

Page: 112

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Writing flash fiction is a fun, easy way to break into print and quickly establish yourself as a professional author. This book shows you everything you need to write great stories under 1,000 words, as well as how and where to get them published. It concludes with tips for re-publishing those stories all together as a book.

Flash!

100 Stories by 100 Authors

Author: Jason Brick,Dani J Caile

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979928038

Category:

Page: 264

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So many stories....so little time. FLASH! is the second volume in a series of crowdfunded celebrations of short-short fiction. 100 authors. 100 stories. No holds barred. That's the theme, and under it you'll find every kind of flight of imagination you care to explore. From debut authors to seasoned professionals, this book's writers bring you short glimpses into their imaginations. Perfect for lazy day reading, a few pages of bedtime stories, or other short dips into the written word. Some stories you gulp like beer. Others you sip like wine. FLASH is a collection of fiction meant to be slammed down like a shot: powerful, memorable, and with more lined up.

Severance

Stories

Author: Robert Olen Butler

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811860987

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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Pulitzer-winning Butler presents 62 stories, each exactly 240 words long, capturing the flow of thoughts and feelings that go through a person's mind after their head has been severed. The characters are both real and imagined, including Medusa and Anne Boleyn.

In a Flash!

Writing & Publishing Dynamic Flash Prose

Author: Melanie Faith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925417708

Category:

Page: N.A

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This practical guide covers a diverse range of topics from the first spark of an idea through to the writing, editing, and submission/publication process, offering real-world advice, thematic writing prompts, and flash examples, each step of the way from a teacher and fellow writer with twenty-years publishing experience.

Writing Toward Wholeness

Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung

Author: Susan M Tiberghien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781630514549

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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Writing Toward Wholeness encourages readers to embark on their own journey through writing toward selfhood, toward wholeness. In focusing on insights and excerpts from C.G. Jung's writings and from contemporary writers, author Susan Tiberghien brings together psychology, spirituality, and the arts, offering a way to wholeness.

My Date with Neanderthal Woman

Author: David Galef

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480425958

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 4483

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Winner of the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition Is it true that Neanderthal women have natural charm? How do you cope with a spouse who’s a charismatic kleptomaniac? Does it matter if the souvenir you bring home from Africa is another human being? What can a wife do if all that remains of her husband is what he left in the bathroom that morning? Never mind waking up one morning as a giant insect. What about metamorphosing into your mother? David Galef’s My Date with Neanderthal Woman, the winner of Dzanc Books’ first Short Story Collection Competition, responds to these and other questions: thirty-three visions of lives that—let’s hope—are far from your own.