FLASH!

Writing the Very Short Story

John Dufresne (Author, Florida International University)

 

An engaging and frank guide to writing the very short story, full of sound advice, exemplary models, and provocative exercises.

The history of fiction has been dominated by the novel and the short story. But now a brave new genre has emerged: very brief fiction. FLASH! identifies the qualities that make for excellent flash fiction, demystifies the writing process, and guides writers by exercise and example through the world of the very short story. John Dufresne’s characteristic warmth, wit, and humor remind writers of the joy in the creative process, making this a perfect guide for any writer interested in trying a new form.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • February 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35235-1
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 224 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“A particularly valuable ingredient of [Dufresne's] advice is the inclusion of detailed, encouraging, and relatively unique writing prompts. . . . For established and aspiring authors alike . . . this book will be illuminating, instructive, and yes, inspiring.” — Publishers Weekly

“[Dufresne] provides many samples of flash fiction, including graphic ones, by a wide array of writers . . . with some sharp critical analysis, prompts, and exercises along the way. . . . [A] good place to learn how to write some really, really short [stories].” — Kirkus Reviews

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