In a Flash!: Writing & Publishing Dynamic Flash Prose

In a Flash!: Writing & Publishing Dynamic Flash Prose

by Melanie Faith


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Real-world flash fiction advice each step of the way from a teacher and fellow writer with twenty-years publishing experience. This book is equally inspiring for classrooms, workshops, and individual writers excited about polishing their craft.

Welcome to a genre that has zoomed into public notice with the Internet age and yet has a rich history. As flashes in both fiction and nonfiction are highly sought after by editors and publishers across a wide array of publications, this practical guide covers a diverse range of topics from the first spark of an idea through to the writing, editing, and submission/publication process.

FEATURES: thematic writing prompts and flash examples from authors such as Dinty W. Moore, founder of Brevity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925417708
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Series: Flash Writing , #1
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Melanie Faith is an English professor, tutor, and freelance writing consultant whose writing has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. She loves writing and teaching in several genres, including flash fiction and nonfiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, novel-writing, and craft articles about the writing process. She holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. Her photographs have been featured on literary magazine covers and on books of poetry. In her free time, she collects quotes, books, and shoes; learns about still-life photography and the Tiny-House movement; and travels to spend time with her darling nieces. To learn more about Melanie, visit:

Table of Contents

1 Why Flash? From Flashbulb to Snapshot on the Page

2 Get Real: Crafting Flash Nonfiction

3 The Liars-who-Tell-the-Truth Club Flash Fiction

4 How to Edit and Where to Send It

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