Brevity : A Flash Fiction Handbook, Paperback Book

Brevity : A Flash Fiction Handbook Paperback


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.

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