Hello hello hello, all you fans of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette wherever you may live with a special shout-out to all you first-time visitors and new writers in the audience! The Old Soldier is reporting for duty.
How’s everyone doing?
What a dreary day it is in The ‘Burgh today, overcast with a chance of thunder showers and a high around 80.
Have you purchased your copy of Compressionism: The Pittsburgh Stories yet? “Compressionism” is a term I came up with way back in 2005 when I was working on my MFA at the University of Pittsburgh. I had to come up with a new term that would accurately describe the very visual style of writing, a style of writing that created a movie in the imagination of the reader that I was trying to perfect; because it was my contention that far more could be implied through images–than just through regular writing–something all flash fiction writers can benefit from.
Compressionism is the use of words to paint a picture that tells a story.
How well does this kind of show don’t tell writing work? Well, most of my gangbang stories are Compressionism.
I think the book is definitely worth the money. Read it as entertainment. Read it as a textbook of what show don’t tell writing is all about. Read it for inspiration.
The book is in ebook, kindle and print formatting. Go to the header and click on EBOOK (LOOK INSIDE) or A BOOK FOR WRITERS-the kindle and print formats- and buy your copy today.
Hail to Pitt!