Thursday, September 03, 2009

Jake Freivald reviews the Field Guide at Flash Fiction Online

And it's not just a review, but kind of a field guide to the Field Guide. "Arnold Schoenberg, the inventor of the twelve-tone musical system, told his students, Don’t compose in my method. Learn my method and then just compose. The contributors to the Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, edited by Tara L. Masih, seem to have the same attitude. They want to hit writers with new ideas, like little meteors striking earth, and see what unique sparks fly. Instead of formulae, they offer perspectives, exercises, and strategies to help new and experienced writers address the unique problems of the short-short form," he says. Right on.

You can read the whole review here. Thanks, Jake!

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