Monday, January 14, 2013

There's a Sweet Review in Sweet: A Literary Confection...

...of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction edited by Dinty W. Moore. In it, William Bradley writes that :

Much has already been written about The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, edited by Dinty W. Moore. The general consensus is that the book is terrific, that Moore has assembled some great writers of flash nonfiction (including Jenny Boully, Robin Hemley, Brenda Miller, and Lee Martin) to write about this form, provide writing exercises to inspire the reader, and to present example essays. I wish, for the sake of being a contrarian essayist, that I could say I disagree with the popular assessment, but I’m afraid I don’t.

Then, he goes on to show the results of his attempts at three of the exercises in the book--so excellent. You can read the whole review and the resulting short short pieces here. Thanks, William!


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