John Dufresne Booksigning

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"Tampa", FL
JOHN DUFRESNE BOOK SIGNING Inkwood Welcomes Back, JOHN DUFRESNE! Writers, Readers and People That Like to Have FUN! John will be here teaching us how to write very short stories and probably telling some of his own. Saturday, February 3rd at 4PM ABOUT THE BOOK: Flash fiction is like the Twitter of the literary world. This compressed form of storytelling, usually 2,000 words or less, depends on careful word choice and a condensed plot with only essential but compelling information. Here, Dufresne (English, Florida International Univ.; Is Life Like This?) offers an insightful guide to writing this increasingly popular form of fiction. He provides a brief overview of storytelling and the elements of what makes a good story before delving into the craft of flash fiction. The author explains that every word and scene is critical, as are the point of view, theme, and literary devices. Whereas novelists have the luxury of incorporating detailed descriptions into intricately built plots, flash fiction writers have to introduce the characters and advance the story within a constrained framework; what is left out of the work becomes as important as what remains. ~Library Journal

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