My first sale was a micro fiction story under 50 words. It was a good grounding in how powerful words can be. You don't need many to make an impression.
"Brevity" is described as a flash fiction handbook. One of my very short stories - something untitled about a giant spider - has been included.
The book covers all sorts of short fiction and will help people think about writing powerfully and concisely. David Galef has done a fantastic job.
His story, "My Date with Neanderthal Woman," will be read on Selected Shorts on 8 February 2017.
Being an academic book, Brevity will set you back a few quid, even second hand, but it's an inspiring and educational read, and imagine that - In a roundabout way, I might end up on a university syllabus.
I'm Dean Clayton Edwards, author of dark fiction stories, novellas and novels.