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Coffee Break 028: David Galef

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OK, so I might be biased, but I think today’s conversation with David Galef is awesome.

David is the author of more than 15 books, a former professor at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and is now an English professor and the creative writing program director at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

“I like trying to excite people with possibility.”

Novels, poetry, short stories… if you can name it, David has probably written it. His latest book, Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook, documents the history of flash fiction and provides tips and techniques for writing in this condensed genre.

“Readers interject themselves anyway into a good short storyI think they have to do it even more in a piece of flash fiction.”

Today, David and I talk about his new book, the power of brevity in writing, compartmentalizing your life to make room for good writing habits, and so much more. Seriously, this episode is packed with David’s wisdom, so get out a notebook and enjoy!

“I don’t want to dismiss any kind of flash fiction. I think there’s a huge tent. What I wanted to do in this book was write about the various kinds and explore the possibilities.”

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