How to Write Winning Short Stories

A concise guide to writing short stories, including preparation, theme and premise, title, characters, dialogue, setting, and more. Submission and marketing advice is also provided.

Author: Nancy Sakaduski

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ISBN: 098605979X

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Page: 172

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A concise guide to writing short stories, including preparation, theme and premise, title, characters, dialogue, setting, and more. Submission and marketing advice is also provided.

How to Write Winning Short Stories Workbook

This workbook contains 18 chapters of summarized content from the award-winning book How to Write Winning Short Stories.

Author: Nancy Sakaduski

Publisher:

ISBN: 1732384266

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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This workbook contains 18 chapters of summarized content from the award-winning book How to Write Winning Short Stories. The workbook offers writers an opportunity to practice what they learned and apply it to their own writing. (Prior reading of How to Write Winning Short Stories is helpful but not necessary.) Includes 75 worksheets, 4 fill-in-the-grid sheets, and 18 "Evaluate Your Own Writing" pages.

Winning Short Story Competitions

Whilst the book is geared towards short stories, the skills translate across all genres. Short fiction is in demand. For emerging writers, it's a swift path to publication-swifter than that first novel, for sure.

Author: L. E. Daniels

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ISBN: 064836612X

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A short story writing guide authored by competition judges. Short fiction is in demand. For emerging writers, it's a swift path to publication-swifter than that first novel, for sure. Submission calls are global and a few publications will light up your portfolio.Collectively, over the years, L. E. Daniels and C. Sawyer have judged many short story competitions and seen patterns in what makes stories wobble, and what makes them dance.When you enter competitions you're pitting yourself against a legion of other writers who are largely just as talented and passionate as yourself. Competitions are filled with good to great writers. In Winning Short Story Competitions, Daniels and Sawyer detail the difference between the winners and the well-populated layer of the field that score around the 8/10 mark for their work. Long- or Short-Listing, or better yet, winning, competitions endorses that you have the skills and talent of a career writer. Chapters:How to Impress JudgesBehind the Scenes: How One Literary Judge Approaches Short Story CompsYour Writerly SelfHint, Tantalise, Reel Me InEnter Late, Leave EarlyBFFs: How Dialogue Makes Plot, Theme & Conflict ShinePOV: Who's The Boss?Let's Talk Tautologies & FiltersThe Art of Self-EditingTop Drawer Writing Groups & Peer ReviewYour Title, Your PromiseRecommended ResourcesTen Weeks of Creative Writing Exercises to Hone Your Skills

Writing Short Stories

Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing short fiction successfully.

Author: Courttia Newland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing short fiction successfully. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the form, personal reflections by the editors, and help getting started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by leading short story writers, including: Alison Moore, Jane Rogers, Edith Pearlman, David Vann, Anthony Doerr, Vanessa Gebbie, Alexander MacLeod, Adam Thorpe and Elspeth Sandys. PART 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and exploring your characters to beating writers' block, rewriting and publishing your stories.

Writers on Writing

Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

Author: Maurice Angus Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313315922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

How to Write the Perfect Short Story

These are beautiful things. Sound good to you? Download this FREE ebook and discover a reliable way to write the perfect short story, and do it consistently.

Author: Patrick Quinlan

Publisher: Patrick Quinlan

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 52

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What do I mean by "the perfect short story?" To me, the perfect short story is a story that you write, that editors want to publish, and that readers will enjoy. If you’re lucky, it might even make you some money. Over time, if you write a bunch of perfect short stories, readers might start to remember your name. These are beautiful things. Sound good to you? Download this FREE ebook and discover a reliable way to write the perfect short story, and do it consistently.

How to Write Short Stories With Samples

Ring Lardner has been one of America's most popular short story writers for nearly a century and here is his guide for any budding writers.

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473394094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Ring Lardner has been one of America's most popular short story writers for nearly a century and here is his guide for any budding writers. This classic work was originally published in 1924 and is now being republished here with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published

This book will help you plot like a pro, master the art of suspense like Poe, craft captivating dialogue like Twain and - most crucially - get your short stories published.

Author: Ashley Lister

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472143778

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This book will help you plot like a pro, master the art of suspense like Poe, craft captivating dialogue like Twain and - most crucially - get your short stories published. How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published is the essential guide to writing short fiction. It takes the aspiring writer from their initial idea through to potential outlets for publication and pitching proposals to publishers. Along the journey this guide considers the most important aspects of creative writing, such as character, plot, point of view, description and dialogue. All of these areas are illustrated with examples of classic fiction, and accompanied by exercises that will help every writer hone their natural skill and talent into the ability to craft compelling short stories.

Handbook of Short Story Writing

Here's a collection of the most helpful articles from WRITER'S DIGEST magazine covering every aspect of short story writing.

Author: Frank A. Dickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898790492

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Here's a collection of the most helpful articles from WRITER'S DIGEST magazine covering every aspect of short story writing. Every writer, from beginner to professional, will find guidance, encouragement, and answers to such concerns as how to make characters believable, developing dialogue, writer's block, viewpoint, the all-important use of conflict, and much more.

MyPedia Reader Award Winning Short Stories for Children Authored by the Children 3 Books Combo

MyPedia Reader publishes the stories of the winners of MyPedia Reader creative-writing contest 2017, a contest organized by Pearson India.

Author: Pearson Education

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9789352868520

Category: Education

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MyPedia Reader publishes the stories of the winners of MyPedia Reader creative-writing contest 2017, a contest organized by Pearson India. MyPedia Reader is an English reader series essentially for six to fourteen-year-olds containing an apt amalgamation of stories and poems written by children. These stories come from different geographies and different cultures, thus creating a robust reading list that is rich, eclectic, diverse and cross-cultural. These stories stem out of children’s own experiences, their issues and aspirations. They are told from children’s viewpoint and perspective. Thus, putting together a reading list that the learners can (i) Easily relate to, (ii) Enjoy and (iii) Get inspired from. In concept, MyPedia Reader recognizes children as the best source of unbridled creativity and imagination and goes back to them to help build a learning solution that nourishes and encourages these qualities in young learners. It, therefore, effectively encourages love of reading in reluctant readers, builds a vocabulary which helps learners to tell their stories in English language, prompts them to think critically and be more imaginative while writing. It provides them scaffolding to write better stories and inspires them to aspire for greater goals outside academic achievements. The book structure will include engaging illustrations and comic-strips, along with questions, games and essential story-writing guidelines committed to encourage imagination, creativity and critical-thinking in learners. 'Features• ‘Scribble Here’ pages: Learners can give a free rein to their imagination and scribble away on these pages • Critical-thinking Prompts: Encourage learners to think and analyse issues critically in order to build opinions, viewpoints and solutions. • Creative-writing Prompts: These prompts act like a catalyst to instigate the learners’ imagination. They help provide essential creative-writing practice in an engaging and innovative way. • Game Zone: These games are focused on building vocabulary, imagination and creative-writing skills in a fun and engaging way. • Charts and Checklists: Act as guided gateways to achieve perfection in creative-writing. • Inspiration Wall: A little bit of peer inspiration goes a long way. Inspiration Wall introduces learners to children who ‘dared to dream’ big and recorded exceptional achievements. • Reading Recommendations: This is a ready-to-read exciting list of books recommended by our erudite panel, leading authors in the genre of children’s literature.

The Bed Book of Short Stories

The BED BOOK of short stories - some quirky and tender, others traumatic or macabre - is the perfect companion to take to bed with you, to keep you reading long into the night.

Author: Lauri Kubuitsile

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9781920397319

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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The bed, dressed in hand sewn quilt or threadbare blanket, may in and of itself be memorable, but it is what happens in the bed - the sex and lovemaking, the dreams, the reading, the nightmares, the rest, giving birth and dying - which give 'bed' special meaning. Whether a bed is shared with a book, a child, a pet or a partner, whether lovers lie in ecstasy or indifference, whether 'bed' relates to intimacy or betrayal, it is memories and recollections of 'bed', in whatever form, which have triggered the writing of these thirty stories by women from southern Africa. Well known writers Joanne Fedler, Sarah Lotz, Arja Salafranca, Rosemund Handler and Liesl Jobson will delight, but you will discover here new writers from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia, each with a unique voice as they cast light on the intimate lives of women living in this part of the world and the possibilities that are both available to and denied them. The BED BOOK of short stories - some quirky and tender, others traumatic or macabre - is the perfect companion to take to bed with you, to keep you reading long into the night.

How to Write Short Stories for Magazines

Viewpoint. Whose Shoes are you Standing In? 6. Who's Speaking Please? 7. First Person or Third? 8. Beginnings and Endings 9. Twist in the Tale Short Story 10. How to Write Feel-good Stories or Tug-at-the Heart Tales 11.

Author: Sophie King

Publisher: How to Books Limited

ISBN: 1845282809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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Writing short stories is both a science and an art. You need a certain amount of skill but you will increase your chances by studying your market and learning what magazine editors are looking for. It is not always obvious. "How to Write Short Stories" will take you as a would-be writer through the tricks of the trade by: helping you discover what the different magazines are looking for and how to think up ideas to suit; demonstrating how you can write different slants, such as twist in the tales and feel-good stories; and, advising on how you can win fiction competitions. "How To Write Short Stories" is packed with tips, quotes and inside angles from magazine editors and relevant experts.

Making a Winning Short

Making a Winning Short is the first book to give hands-on instruction on how to write, direct, edit, and produce a fictional short in film or video.

Author: Edmond Levy

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466880986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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Making a Winning Short is the first book to give hands-on instruction on how to write, direct, edit, and produce a fictional short in film or video. Edmond Levy guides the beginning filmmaker step-by-step through the stages of making a short: writing the script (from developing the idea to fine-tuning the final draft), launching production, casting, and working with the actors, working with the crew, directing the camera, editing, and other aspects of post-production. He devotes a separate chapter to Hi-8 video and gives a list of short-film festivals, both domestic and international.

Gothic Short Stories

This collection contains works by such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Gaskell, Dickens and M.R. James. It brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales.

Author: David Blair

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840224258

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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This collection contains works by such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Gaskell, Dickens and M.R. James. It brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales.

Behind the Short Story

Behind the Short Story provides the inside scoop on how a successful story emerges from first to final draft with illuminating short stories and specific craft advice from 27 of America's best short story authors and fiction-writing ...

Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321117247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 404

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Behind the Short Story provides the “inside scoop” on how a successful story emerges from first to final draft by compiling critical analysis techniques, writing exercises, representative stories, and useful insights into the writing process from award-winning, student-oriented teachers who are also successful short story writers. Covering the process of writing and elements of fiction at the same time, unique craft commentaries explore the decisions writers make on issues of structure, character, setting, etc. and offer practical suggestions for pre-writing, drafting, and revising.

Writing Short Stories

Whether you’re writing as part of a course, in a workshop group or at home alone, this book will equip and inspire you to write better short stories, and make you a more skilled, enthusiastic and motivated writer of short stories.

Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134410453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Ideal for those new to the genre or for anyone who wishes to improve their technique, Ailsa Cox’s guide will help readers achieve their full potential as a short story writer. The book encourages you to be inventive, to break writing habits and to try something new, by showing the diversity of the short story genre, from cyberpunk to social observation. Each chapter of the book: introduces key aspects of the craft of short story writing, including structure, dialogue, characterization, viewpoint, narrative voice and more shows how a wide variety of published writers have approached the short story genre, in order to deepen the insights you gain from your own work gets you writing, with a series of original, sometimes challenging but always rewarding exercises, which can be tackled alone or adapted for use in a group includes activities at the end of each chapter. Ailsa Cox draws on her experience as a writer to provide essential information on drafting and editing, as well as a rich Resources section, which lists print and online journals that accept the work of new writers. Whether you’re writing as part of a course, in a workshop group or at home alone, this book will equip and inspire you to write better short stories, and make you a more skilled, enthusiastic and motivated writer of short stories.