Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A New Gauthier Essay

Me in the Rinty Era
Last week, Bending Genres published my flash essay, Heroes. Heroes is a mini-memoir. Also, a dog story. I don't have any pictures of the dog involved (I don't think we had him very long), so I'm using one here of myself, a year or two before the event described in Heroes.

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.


tanita✿davis said...

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.

Gail Gauthier said...

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.