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.

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.

Writing Short Stories

This new edition of Writing Short Stories has been updated throughout to include new and revised exercises, up-to-date coverage of emerging technologies and a new glossary of key terms and techniques.

Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317354826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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This new edition of Writing Short Stories has been updated throughout to include new and revised exercises, up-to-date coverage of emerging technologies and a new glossary of key terms and techniques. Ailsa Cox, a published short-story writer, guides the reader through the key aspects of the craft, provides a variety of case studies and examples of how others have approached the genre and sets a series of engaging exercises to help hone your skills. This inspiring book is the ideal guide for those new to the genre or for anyone wanting to improve their technique.

Best of the 2006 Penknife Press Short Story Writing Contest Entries

These stories are the best of the 2006 Penknife Press short story writing contest entries. The authors come from around the world, and the subject matter of the stories is as varied as the authors.

Author: L. C. Redmond

Publisher: Penknife Press

ISBN: 9781599970011

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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These stories are the best of the 2006 Penknife Press short story writing contest entries. The authors come from around the world, and the subject matter of the stories is as varied as the authors.

Short Story Writing

SHORT - STORY WRITING INTRODUCTION THE IMPORTANCE of the short
story as a literary form is not often sufficiently realized . The fact that it is an art
quite distinct from other arts — as distinct as the novel , the lyric , the essay — is
too ...

Author: Grenville Kleiser

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 8176485683

Category: Short stories

Page: 265

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On Writing Short Stories

These stories stretch the limits of narrative fiction; reading them will help students create a scaffolding for the short story form. Writing exercises are incorporated to help students put the craft into practice for themselves.

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195122720

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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On Writing Short Stories is a unique collection of original essays by seven professional writers. It is the only text of its kind to offer writing advice from such authors, editors, and instructors as Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, Frank Conroy, Andre Dubus, Robert Coles, Tom Bailey, and C. Michael Curtis, with a foreword by Tobias Wolff. These experts give voice--voices--to a dialogue about the art and craft of writing short stories. Respecting writers' autonomy, On Writing Short Stories does not offer a rigidly systematic apparatus for learning to write short stories. Instead it asks what makes a short story, analyzes various aspects of craft, discusses process and revision, and also pauses to wonder why people write short stories at all. It considers the importance of reading and of peer critique in workshops as integral components of the learning process and offers advice on how to get short stories published. Ideal for courses and workshops in creative writing, On Writing Short Stories also includes an engaging selection of eighteen short stories, both classic and contemporary, for discussion and analysis. These stories stretch the limits of narrative fiction; reading them will help students create a scaffolding for the short story form. Writing exercises are incorporated to help students put the craft into practice for themselves. A list of addresses and editors of magazines, journals, and quarterlies that publish short fiction is also included for writers who are ready to begin submitting their work for consideration.

Short Story Writing

Table of Contents THE short story was first recognized as a distinct class of
literature in 1842, when Poe's criticism of Hawthorne[1] called attention to the
new form of fiction. Short story writing had, however, been practiced for many
years ...

Author: Charles Raymond Barrett

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066120436

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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"Short Story Writing" by Charles Raymond Barrett. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Short story writing

It is more probable that, as regards prose-fiction, they did not realize that they
were called upon to explain the omission ... Page 22 of Short-Story Writing, by
Charles Raymond Barrett, published by the Baker & Taylor Co., New York. age of
their ...

Author: Ruth Finnegan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291453928

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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A gathering of the best stories from past centuries, with an illuminating introduction Callender Academic

Extraordinary Short Story Writing

Presents a guide to writing various types of short stories, including humorous, mystery, science fiction, and historical, and provides tips on outlining the story, writing the first draft, and revising.

Author: Steven Otfinoski

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 0531167607

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Presents a guide to writing various types of short stories, including humorous, mystery, science fiction, and historical, and provides tips on outlining the story, writing the first draft, and revising.

Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular

Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular is a master class in writing—especially short story writing—from the master himself.

Author: Rust Hills

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547526300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Wise advice on plot, character, and style from a legendary Esquire editor: “Every aspiring fiction writer ought to read this.” —Writer’s Digest Over the course of his long and colorful career as fiction editor for Esquire magazine, L. Rust Hills championed the early work of literary luminaries such as Norman Mailer, John Cheever, Don DeLillo, Raymond Carver, and E. Annie Proulx. His skill at identifying talent and understanding story made him a legend within the industry as an unparalleled editor of short fiction. Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular is a master class in writing—especially short story writing—from the master himself. Drawing on a lifetime of experience and success, this practical guide explains essential techniques of writing fiction—from developing character to crafting plots to effectively employing literary techniques. Clear and concise enough for any beginner but wise and powerful enough for any pro, Writing in General is a classic to be savored by both aspiring and seasoned writers.

Writing Africa in the Short Story

We all have, up to now, neglected the short story as a genre worthy of critical
attention, even though there is already a respectable body of short stories written
by our most celebrated writers. Whatever the case may be, our critics must be ...

Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781847010810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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The success of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the growth of online publishing have played key roles in putting the short story in its rightful place within the study and criticism of African literature.

Writing and Selling Short Stories

If, for instance, you enjoy reading romances, you probably already have a strong,
largely unconscious sense of how romances work. You may also have one or two
story ideas? Pursue your own interests and write a story in the form or genre ...

Author:

Publisher: Launchpoint Publishing

ISBN: 9781907138027

Category:

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Writing Short Stories

Getting Organized Nearly all experienced writers organize their material in some
way before they write a first draft . They do so because in the long run it saves
time and often leads to better results . Try arranging the parts of your story before
 ...

Author: William H. Phillips

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815629192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

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Phillips (creative writing, U. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire) has designed a text for undergraduate creative writing courses that provides step- by-step instruction in beginning to write, setting up a journal, and beginning to write a short story. Four short stories by students are included with an interview of each writer to show the relationship of truth to fiction. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Literary Talks on Writing Short Stories

There are five important elements you should think about when writing your short
story: the plot, the method of narration, the introduction, the story proper, and the
conclusion and climax. The Plot If you want to write a short story and doubt if ...

Author: Eureka F. Collins

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781615794690

Category: Reference

Page: 124

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Literary Talks on Writing Short Stories is ideal for those new to the short story genre or for anyone who wishes to improve their writing technique. Collins provides a practical approach and addresses you directly, in a desire effort to impress upon your mind the fundamental requisites of the short story. You will learn: [What is a Short Story? [Making the Short Story Interesting [The Plot [Method of Narration [The Introduction [The Story Proper [Conclusion and Climax [The Writer's Attitude of Mind [And much, much more... This book allows you to discover the ease of short story writing and the techniques by which your ideas may be converted into a short story. This book represents an entirely new chapter in the art of short story writing. Even the experienced writer may find some helpful information and improved method in these literary talks. Eureka F. Collins is an award-winning author, short story writer, inspirational speaker, founder and director of the Living To Be With God (LV2BWGOD) Network (www.LivingToBeWithGod.Net), publisher of the network's newsletter, and the Vice President of Education for a Toastmasters Club. She is the author of the highly acclaimed nonfiction works Strong Winds Change Lives and Love Matters Most. Collins is known for writing inspirational articles and short stories that have a twist to them. Several of her short stories have been featured in three popular anthologies, as well as on FaithWriters.com. Her contributions and style has guided hundreds of writers to knowing the what, how, and why of the short story. Collins' motivating efforts toward inspiring others can be summed up in her own words: "For me, it's about writers helping writers!" She resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with her husband and their son. For more information, visit www.EurekaFCollins.com.