Sep 26, 2020
The World in a Flash: How to Write Flash-Fiction
Posted by Calum Kerr

An introductory book for new and experienced writers alike, on the wonders of flash fiction, what it is, what makes it work, and how to write them Topics include Using Prompts Crafting Characters Unpicking Plots Using Dialogue Perspective and Structure Experimentation Reflection Editing and Rewriting Dr Calum Kerr, academic, flash fiction writer and Director of NationalAn introductory book for new and experienced writers alike, on the wonders of flash fiction, what it is, what makes it work, and how to write them Topics include Using Prompts Crafting Characters Unpicking Plots Using Dialogue Perspective and Structure Experimentation Reflection Editing and Rewriting Dr Calum Kerr, academic, flash fiction writer and Director of National Flash Fiction Day UK, shares the knowledge and experience he has gained from years of writing, reading, teaching and publishing flash fictions.

  • Title: The World in a Flash: How to Write Flash-Fiction
  • Author: Calum Kerr
  • ISBN: 9781497335738
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • The World in a Flash How to Write Flash Fiction An introductory book for new and experienced writers alike on the wonders of flash fiction what it is what makes it work and how to write them Topics include Using Prompts Crafting Characters Unpi

    Debbie Young

    I ve read and enjoyed many of Calum Kerr s flash fiction stories in the past, and I recognise him as a leader in this specialised field, in which I m now compiling my own first collection for publication later this year I was therefore very pleased to discover this how to book to help me fine tune my own flash fiction writing craft.It is, appropriately enough, a short but comprehensive book, encouraging the aspiring writer to look at all aspects of writing flash and with helpful exercises set al [...]


    Santino Prinzi

    Short and sweet This book contains chapters about key aspects of storytelling to consider when writing flash fiction and how they differ from other forms like the novel or short story Each chapter contains practical exercises to improve your skills and develop new techniques At the end of the book thee are flash fictions which serve as examples of what these chapters have been discussing A really useful, interesting tool for anyone interested in flash fiction.


    Andy Luke

    Proof in short length fully substantiated, Kerr s flash guide is thorough, direct chapters cover essentials prompts, character, hooks, plot, dialogue and perspective I recommend this to those genuinely interested in its exercises of good quality which when I took them on produced positive results This book was a fantastic guide for this author needing to get back in shape.


    Crich70

    It s a good little book with plenty of useful information ranging from coming up with ideas for stories through to the finished product The author gets right to his subject and even includes a sampling of his own work as examples of the completed genre.


    Anthony Gregory

    Worth the Read Concise, informational, well structured and applicable This quick read is highly recommended for anyone trying FF or needing a quick brush up Kudos to the author.


    Lena

    A good read, quick and full of exercises and prompts to make writing shorts and flashes easy Recommended.


    Diane

    This is a useful book for any writer of flash It s a very engaging, easy to read book with helpful exercises and examples Good stuff.


    Elaine

    THE handbook for aspiring flash fiction writers or those looking for inspiration, by an expert in the field.



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