The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction: Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers

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Rose Metal Press #ad - How many words does it take to tell a compelling true story? The answer might surprise you. With a comprehensive introduction to the genre and book by editor Dinty W. Unmatched in its focus on a concise and popular emerging genre, editors, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction features 26 eminent writers, insight, focused exercises, and teachers offering expert analysis, and helpful examples of what make the brief essay form such a perfect medium for experimentation, and illumination.

Moore, this guide is perfect for both the classroom and the individual writer’s desk—an essential handbook for anyone interested in the scintillating and succinct flash nonfiction form.

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The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field

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Rose Metal Press #ad - 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. This guide is a must for anyone in the field of short fiction who teaches, writes, and is interested in its genesis and practice.

The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field #ad - Featuring essays from: steve almond • rusty barnes • randall brown • mark budman • Stace Budzko • Robert Olen Butler • Ron Carlson •Pamelyn Casto • Kim Chinquee • Stuart Dybek • Pia Z. 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.

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.

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The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice

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Rose Metal Press #ad - The essayists discuss their craft, influences, and experiences, all while pondering larger questions: What is prose poetry? Why write prose poems? With its pioneering introduction, this collection provides a history of the development of the prose poem up to its current widespread appeal. Half critical study and half anthology, the Field Guide to Prose Poetry is a not-to-be-missed companion for readers and writers of poetry, as well as students and teachers of creative writing.

Featuring essays from: nin andrews • joe bonomo • john bradley • brigitte byrd • maxine chernoff • david daniel • denise duhamel • nancy eimers • beckian fritz goldberg • ray gonzalez • arielle greenberg • kevin griffith • carol guess • maurice kilwein guevara • James Harms • Bob Hicok • Tung-Hui Hu • Christopher Kennedy • David Keplinger • Gerry LaFemina • David Lazar • Alexander Long • Kathleen McGookey • Robert Miltner • Amy Newman • William Olsen • Andrew Michael Roberts • Michael Robins • Mary Ann Samyn • Maureen Seaton • David Shumate • Jeffrey Skinner • Mark Wallace • Gary Young.

The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice #ad - A wide-ranging gathering of 34 brief essays and 66 prose poems by distinguished practitioners, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry is as personal and provocative, accessible and idiosyncratic as the genre itself.

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Crafting The Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction

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Writer's Digest Books #ad - While some people persist in the belief that essays are stuffy and antiquated, the truth is that the personal essay is an ever-changing creative medium that provides an ideal vehicle for satisfying the human urge to document truths as we experience them and share them with others—to capture a bit of life on paper.

Crafting the personal essay is designed to help you explore the flexibility and power of the personal essay in your own writing. Award winning essayist scott russell sanders once compared the art of essay writing to "the pursuit of mental rabbits"—a rambling through thickets of thought in search of some brief glimmer of fuzzy truth.

Crafting The Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction #ad - . You'll discover:   • an exploration of the basics of essay writing   • ways to step back and scrutinize your experiences in order to separate out what may be fresh, and sample essays, surprising or fascinating to a reader   • How to move past private "journaling" and write for an audience   • How to write eight different types of essays including memoir, exercises, humor, and nature essays among others   • Instruction for revision and strategies for getting published Brimming with helpful examples, travel, powerful, this indispensable guide will help your personal essays transcend the merely private to become powerfully universal.

This hands-on, personality, creativity-expanding guide will help you infuse your nonfiction with honesty, and energy.

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Tell It Slant, Second Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - You will learn how to find a distinctive voice, use prompts to get started and keep writing, tackle and enjoy background research, discover stories in impossible places, and more. This second edition includes a new chapter on publication--print, digital; an update on "The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction" chapter to include references to James Frey and other controversies regarding nonfiction ethics; and an expanded resource section and bibliography.

Tell It Slant, Second Edition #ad - For sample syllabi and links to additional readings, check out the Tell it Slant, 2nd Edition Website: mhprofessional. Com/sites/tellitslant/. An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction. Sheila bender, editor and publisher of writingitreal. Com and author of writing and publishing personal essayswhen the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant, " she provided today's writers of creative nonfiction some sound advice: tell the truth but don't become mere transcribers of day-to-day life.

Five stars for Tell It Slant. Whether you are writing a memoir or researched essay, the award-winning authors will guide you along the journey, using intensive instruction and an abundance of writing exercises.

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Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life

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Anchor #ad - Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life #ad - The stories made of these incidents are startling in their clarity and reassuring in their wisdom. A beautifully crafted and inviting account of one woman’s life, Safekeeping offers a sublimely different kind of autobiography. This is a book in which silence speaks as eloquently as what is revealed. Setting aside a straightforward narrative in favor of brief passages of vivid prose, Abigail Thomas revisits the pivotal moments and the tiny incidents that have shaped her life: pregnancy at 18; single motherhood of three! by the age of 26; the joys and frustrations of three marriages; and the death of her second husband, who was her best friend.

Openhearted and effortlessly funny, these brilliantly selected glimpses of the arc of a life are, in an age of excessive confession and recrimination, a welcome tonic.

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Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - From the rant to the rave, the meditation to the polemic, the confession to the valediction, this collection of shorts—this celebration of true and vivid prose—will enlarge your world. Brief encounters features the work of the emerging and the established—including Stuart Dybek, funny, provocative, sad, Leslie Jamison, Roxanne Gay, and Julian Barnes—arranged by theme to explore the human condition in ways intimate, Eduardo Galeano, idiosyncratic, lyrical, unflinching.

The best of short literary memoirs, and reflections, essays, many of which were written expressly for this collection. In brief encounters, perspectives, sensibilities, she and writer/editor/actor Dinah Lenney expand this vibrant field with nearly eighty new selections: shorts—as these sharply focused pieces have come to be known— representing an impressive range of voices, and forms.

Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction #ad - Also availablethe late judith kitchen, in short, editor of the perennially popular anthologies Short Takes, and In Brief, was greatly influential in recognizing and establishing flash creative nonfiction as a form in its own right.

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Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook

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Columbia University Press #ad - For more information, see davidgalef. Com/brevity. Brevity is an indispensable resource for anyone working in this increasingly popular form. 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.

A writer and longtime creative writing teacher, Galef also shows how flash fiction skills translate to other types of writing. The authors range from the famous, to today's voices, such as Colette and Borges, like Roxane Gay and Bruce Holland Rogers. Galef traces the genre back to its varied origins, twist stories, prose poems, character sketches, from the short-short to nanofiction, with examples that include vignettes, surrealism, lists, fables, and metafiction.

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The Best Small Fictions 2017

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Braddock Avenue Books #ad - The best small fictions 2017 offers readers 55 exceptional small fictions by 53 authors. Todd kaneko, and spotlights Joy Williams and SmokeLong Quarterly. This acclaimed new annual series, hailed as a "milestone for the short story, " continues to honor contemporary masters and emerging writers of short-short and hybrid forms from across the globe.

The Best Small Fictions 2017 #ad - Guest editor amy hempel chose the winners from a pool of 105 finalists: "They conjure and seduce, they startle and haunt, they are funny and searing, short and shorter. The 2017 volume includes pamela painter, brian Doyle, Frankie McMillan, Ian Seed, Karen Brennan, Stuart Dybek, and W.

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Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - A surprisingly maximalist portrait of a life. New york times book reviewthe 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Alternatingly wistful and wry, ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to shape a life from unexpectedly illuminating moments.

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Tell It Slant, Third Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - Moore, author of the mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life. This book provides the basis for a complete education in nonfiction writing, wherever your classroom might be. Publisher's note: products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.

This revised and updated third edition offers: • new and expanded chapters on writing about identity, and navigating the publishing industry• An anthology with diverse pieces that range from traditional essay to the graphic memoir• Expanded discussion of contemporary and emerging literary forms• New “Try It” writing exercises throughout the book Whether planning a course or learning on your own, maintaining a productive work/life balance, Tell It Slant provides everything you need to know to develop a distinctive voice and to craft compelling creative nonfiction.

Two award-winning authors reveal everything you need to know to develop your own distinctive voice and craft compelling, creative nonfiction “Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant. Emily dickinson with these words, Dickinson offers sound advice for nonfiction writers: Tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of daily life.

Tell It Slant, Third Edition #ad - Miller and paola are gifted teachers and writers with endless wisdom to share and a lovely way of sharing it with struggling writers at every level. Dinty W. Since 2003, showing writers how to move beyond mere facts and, instead, Tell It Slant has set the standard for creative nonfiction instruction, make the most of their own “slant” on the world.

Tell it slant is a valuable and comprehensive resource for nonfiction writers, filled with exhilarating examples, powerful exercises, and pure inspiration.

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