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Fast Fiction

Author : Denise Jaden
ISBN : 9781608682553
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline. But only a fraction of the participants meet their goal. Denise Jaden was part of that fraction, writing first drafts of two subsequently published novels in that tight time frame. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer to writer. To ensure success, her program begins a month before the month of drafting. During this prep period writers think through plot, theme, characters, setting, etc. Then Jaden provides day-by-day coaching for the thirty-day drafting period. After writers “race to the finish,” they are not left high and dry. Jaden's “After the Draft” revision tips allow writers to determine if a draft is not just workable but compelling, so that they don't waste months or years developing it. Her camaraderie and skill allow Jaden to both instruct and inspire.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Richard Mallinson S Fast Fiction

Author : Richard Mallinson
ISBN : 9781477247297
Genre : Fiction
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At only a page each in length, Richard Mallinson’s elegantly structured short stories are a pithy fast fiction for a modern multi-media age. A rapid succession of carefully worked observations, the stories read like a dynamic anthology of life’s collisions and interactions; its projected plans and unexpected rotations. There is a great joy in the subverted (the interviewer becomes the interviewee; the private detective becomes the conspirator) as well as an interest in the open-ended. Possibility abounds for these are always tales of the present; the past is unclear and the future unwritten. Adhering to the strict one-page format, the writing is marvelously precise: it is highly disciplined, but infinitely rich, conjuring the most unique and sharply observed characters with remarkably few words. If indeed, ‘we read fiction... in order to meet individuals’ as the character Tolson declares in Mallinson’s, Tolson’s Creed, then in this anthology we are introduced to a plethora of distinct personalities, rendered all the more compelling by their relentless unpredictability.
Category: Fiction

Ugly Fast Fiction

Author : Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN : 9780007442096
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published in the collection Faithless, in Ugly Joyce Carol Oates dissects the psyches of ordinary people and their potential for good and evil with chilling understatement and lasting power, a bitterly angry young woman defines herself as ugly as a way of making herself invulnerable to hurt, and in so doing hurts others.
Category: Fiction

Red Rock Cinderella Fast Fiction

Author : Judy Duarte
ISBN : 9781472055507
Genre : Fiction
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Ella Stewart had found a kindred spirit in Clay Baldwin. He listened when she spoke, he was there when she needed him, he respected her—and he was down on his luck, just like she was.
Category: Fiction

Reality Reality Fast Fiction

Author : Jackie Kay
ISBN : 9780007427598
Genre : Fiction
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Obsessed with a certain TV cookery show, a woman embarks on her own whisky-fuelled culinary adventure.
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A Brief History Of Us Fast Fiction

Author : Debra Dean
ISBN : 9780007426546
Genre : Fiction
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A family's history tells a story, though not necessarily their own.
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Saving Space Fast Fiction

Author : Patrick Gale
ISBN : 9780007427123
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published in Gentleman’s Relish, Saving Space recounts the beauty of quiet of the Church Festival.
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Nirvana Fast Fiction

Author : Fabian Acker
ISBN : 9780007442140
Genre : Fiction
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Sailors on a cargo ship bound for Helsinki pick up a professor and his palm trees in Chile. The mystery of why the strange academic should want to take 200 trees back to his homeland becomes clear in a wickedly told tale of madness and liberation.
Category: Fiction

What The Left Hand Is Saying Fast Fiction

Author : Debra Dean
ISBN : 9780007426447
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published in ‘Confessions of a Falling Woman’, in What the Left Hand is saying, Debra Dean explores turning points in lives on the brink of change in a caustic tale of a group of house-mates who are brought together – and ultimately betrayed – by a visitor who enchants them with a Pied Piper-like charm.
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Author : Gerard Woodward
ISBN : 9781447288688
Genre : Fiction
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A stunning new collection of stories from the Man Booker Prize and Whitbread Prize shortlisted author. Many of Legoland's stories begin with the seemingly every day, only for a turn of events to land them in an unsettling place where life's normal rules no longer apply. Whether he's writing about a child’s birthday party or the invasion of an unnamed country each story is full of Woodward's blacker-than-black humour, fearless surrealism, and poetic phrasing. Included here is his brilliant story 'The Family Whistle', shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Legoland celebrates Woodward's trademark gift for wit and surprise: his lithe prose carrying us from comedy to tragedy and back again within a single tale. It confirms him as one of the most gifted and original writers of our time. ‘Gerard Woodward falls squarely between the comic lunacy of American short-form virtuoso George Saunders and the everyday rhapsodies of Raymond Carver’ Time Out
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