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Short-Short Sighted — Bruce Holland Rogers

May 2009

An Index Of The Short-Short Sighted Columns So Far

  Artwork : Photo courtesy of the author.

Artwork : Photo courtesy of the author.

With Bruce on hiatus this month, we thought it would be a good idea to create a list of all eleven of his columns so far. He’s already covered a lot of turf: from fixed forms, traditional tales, and word-count restrictions to the deliberate shattering of form and evasion of tradition. Each has at least one story to illustrate his point, too — all of which are well worth reading.

  Artwork : Photo courtesy of the author.
 Artwork : Photo courtesy of the author.

2008 Columns

You’ll Know It When You See It
An introduction to flash fiction
The Fabulist’s Tale
Fables and traditional tales
Momentum, Disruption, and Proof of Deflection
A Story in Three Steps
One Loopy Sentence at a Time
Arbitrary fixed forms
Take a Letter... or a Fire Extinguisher
About fixed forms found in the wild
Once Upon a Time
Fairy Tales
Counting and Multiplying
The Birth and Evolution of the Three-Six-Nine

  Artwork : Photo courtesy of the author.
 Artwork : Photo courtesy of the author.

2009 Columns

Get Unreal
Expressionism, Surrealism, Magical Realism, and Fantasy
Writing A Lifetime In A Page Or Two
Less Than The Rules Demand
Getting By On Attitude
Flash Fiction of Milieu
What It’s Like Here

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About the Author

Bruce Holland Rogers

The eyes of Bruce Holland Rogers

Bruce Holland Rogers has a home base in Eugene, Oregon, the tie-dye capital of the world. He writes all types of fiction: SF, fantasy, literary, mysteries, experimental, and work that’s hard to label.

For six years, Bruce wrote a column about the spiritual and psychological challenges of full-time fiction writing for Speculations magazine. Many of those columns have been collected in a book, Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer (an alternate selection of the Writers Digest Book Club). He is a motivational speaker and trains workers and managers in creativity and practical problem solving.

He has taught creative writing at the University of Colorado and the University of Illinois. Bruce has also taught non-credit courses for the University of Colorado, Carroll College, the University of Wisconsin, and the private Flatiron Fiction Workshop. He is a member of the permanent faculty at the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA program, a low-residency program that stands alone and is not affiliated with a college or university. It is the first and so far only program of its kind. Currently he is teaching creative writing and literature at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, on a Fulbright grant.

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