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Field guide to writing flash fiction : tips from editors, teachers, and writers in the field

Author: Tara L Masih
Publisher: Brookline, MA : Rose Metal Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With its unprecedented gathering of 25 brief essays by experts in the field, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara L Masih
ISBN: 9780978984861 0978984862
OCLC Number: 427527335
Description: xxxviii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: In defense of the exercise : You and the piano bench / Pamela Painter --
Contemporary and historical roots of flash fiction : That "v" word / Nathan Leslie --
Old wine in new bottles? Flash fiction from contemporary China / Shouhua Qi --
The myth-ing link (or, linking up to myth) / Pamelyn Casto --
Flash fiction from embryo to (very short) adult / Tom Hazuka --
Finding freedom and feeling in the form : "Cheers," (or) how I taught myself to write / Jayne Anne Phillips --
Great thoughts / Stuart Dybek --
Beginnings and endings : Titled : the title : a short story story's own short short story / Michael Martone --
Fireworks and burnt toast : the process of opening up your writing / Vanessa Gebbie --
Smart surprise in flash fiction / Jennifer Pieroni --
Making flash count / Randall Brown --
Imagery as inspiration : Forty stories in the desert / Lex Williford --
Staying true to the image / Robert Shapard --
Hanging fire : a meta-narrative on flash fiction / Stace Budzko --
Poetry versus prose : A short story theory / Robert Olen Butler --
Getting the lead out : how writing really bad poetry yields really better short stories / Steve Almond --
Flash fiction, prose poetry, and men jumping out of windows : searching for plot and finding definitions / Kim Chinquee --
Taking risks : Put yourself in danger : an examination of Diane Williams's courageous short / Deb Olin Unferth --
Flash in a pan : writing outside of time's boundaries / Sherrie Flick --
Focusing and editing : Expose yourself to flash / Mark Budman --
Plaster dust and sleeping jockeys : tapping your story for load-bearing sentences / Pia Z. Ehrhardt --
Editing and revising flash fiction : how to COAP / Rusty Barnes --
The future of flash fiction : Writing fixed-form narratives : who's going to stop you? / Bruce Holland Rogers --
A flash before the bang / Julio Ortega --
A call to action : On writing flash fiction / Ron Carlson.
Other Titles: Flash fiction
Responsibility: edited by Tara L. Masih.

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With its unprecedented gathering of 25 brief essays by experts in the field, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction.

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