|Me in the Rinty Era|
When we have time, we'll be adding this new publication to my Collected Essays.
Some thoughts on flash nonfiction from Dinty Moore, editor of Brevity.
A description of a flash essay course offered through Creative Nonfiction.
Five years ago, I had a piece of flash fiction (not nonfiction) published at Alimentum. I am becoming fond of these short forms.
Recently, Dinty Moore retweeted something I liked about flash fiction. What he shared said, essentially, that flash isn't flash because it goes by in a flash. It's flash because it involves a flash of insight. Something that I would apply to essays, too.
Oh, good for you. I cannot write flash anything -- because brevity is the soul of wit, yes, so apparently I am witless? Or something. Anyway, I cannot keep to the word count required. I tend to overshare so creative nonfiction is hard, but I love reading it.
I'm always worried about going on and on when I speak to people, and I carry that anxiety over into writing. So maybe concentrating on flash would make me feel safer.
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