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Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook by David Galef

By David Galef

Flash fiction is over within the blink of a watch but lingers with the reader. In Brevity, David Galef publications artistic writing scholars via this well timed literary style, detailing top innovations, key examples, and provocative activates that would support aspiring writers pack the main punch within the fewest words.

Flash fiction, or the “short-short,” which encompasses vignettes, prose poems, personality sketches, fables, lists, twist tales, surrealism, metafiction, and different kinds, has taken off during the last decade in either print and electronic guides. Galef strains the style again to such writers as Colette, Donald Barthelme, and Borges, demonstrating the compression and concision of personality, plot, and discussion that make the proper miniature. Galef, a author and longtime inventive writing teacher, exhibits how constructing one’s abilities within the short-short shape can translate to different kinds of writing. His varied choice of tales and interesting workouts and activates make Brevity a important source for inventive writing scholars and others who are looking to try out their fingers at this more and more renowned form.

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