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The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story

The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story

Current price: $19.95
Publication Date: February 15th, 2023
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
ISBN:
9780826364739
Pages:
184
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Description

With increased compression, every word, every sentence matters more. A writer must learn how to form narratives around caesuras and crevices instead of strings of connections, to move a story through the symbolic weight of images, to master the power of suggestion.

With elegant prose, deep readings of other writers, and scaffolded writing exercises, The Art of Brevity takes the reader on a lyrical exploration of compact storytelling, guiding readers to heighten their awareness of not only what appears on the page but also what doesn't.