Thursday, March 6, 2014

Short, Succinct, and Found

Flash fiction has gained popularity over the past ten years. Writing succinct stories that remain evocative, emotional true, and well written isn’t just about eliminating words.

Roy Peter Clark’s How to Write Short expands the definition of the short form to include the “found” short piece. That find may be on the wall of the subway as well as in a published book.

The book’s a fascinating study of the genre—complete with exercises.

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