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The Rose Metal Press 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 : English
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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. The book's introduction provides, for the first time, a comprehensive history of the short short story, from its early roots and hitherto unknown early  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara L Masih
ISBN: 9780978984861 0978984862
OCLC Number: 980741213
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 storty / Michael Martone --
Fireworks and burnt toast : the process of opening up your writing / Vanessa Gebbie --
Smart suprise 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: Writing 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. The book's introduction provides, for the first time, a comprehensive history of the short short story, from its early roots and hitherto unknown early publications and appearances, to its current state and practice. This guide is a must for anyone in the field of short fiction who teaches, writes, and is interested in its genesis and practice. Featuring essays by: Steve Almond, Rusty Barnes, Randall Brown, Mark Budman, Stace Budzko, Robert Olen Butler, Ron Carlson, Pamelyn Casto, Kim Chinquee, Stuart Dybek, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Sherrie Flick, Vanessa Gebbie, Tom Hazuka, Nathan Leslie, Michael Martone, Julio Ortega, Pamela Painter, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jennifer Pieroni, Shouhua Qi, Bruce Holland Rogers, Robert Shapard, Deb Olin Unferth, Lex Williford."--Publisher description.

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