In a Flash!: Writing & Publishing Dynamic Flash Prose

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Vine Leaves Press
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4.72 X 7.48 X 0.67 inches | 0.63 pounds

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About the Author
Melanie Faith likes to wear many professional hats, including as a poet, photographer, prose writer, professor, editor, and tutor. Imagination and possibility are her favorite sidekicks. She is an INFJ personality type who has a typewriter she really should use more often. She especially enjoys writing nonfiction craft books that assist fellow authors on their writing paths. Collaborations included her participation in Film Shooters Collective's international "Ekphrastic Magic" photo-poetry collaboration project in Barcelona, Spain's Revela'T Festival, and her poetry set to music and performed by professional vocalists and musicians at Iowa State University. Learn more about her writing process, writing classes, and latest projects at

"Written in lively prose, and full of terrific prompts and great examples of the form, this book captures all the potential of flash prose pieces and crystallizes it expertly for the reader, whether novice or advanced." Fred G. Leebron, director of writing programs in Charlotte, Roanoke, Gettysburg and Latin America, and Pushcart Prize and O.Henry Awardrecipient

"Flash fiction is a kind of fever-dream of a genre. Melanie Faith teaches writers how to weave these dreams in a book filled with wit, imagination, clarity, and solid, practical advice. If you've ever wanted to write flash fiction, here's a great way to get started." Michael Kobre, Chair, Department of English and Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte and co-founder of the Queens MFA Program in Creative Writing

"Melanie's creative primer on flash fiction and nonfiction writing is entertaining, instructive and inspiring. In A Flash is our own private tutor in understanding, using and mastering this exciting writing genre. Loved how her
prompts and exercises got me to the page right away." Mari L. McCarthy, International Best-Selling Author, "Journaling Power: How To Create The Happy, Healthy Life You Want To Live!" and founder of