Writing Short Stories

The Most Practical Guide

Author: William H. Phillips

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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Drawing on years of classroom experience, the author provides guidance for several types of writers: beginners, writers with works in progress, those seeking other writers for critiques, and students in introductory and intermediate writing courses. A special section features three original stories by former students of the author. How does one translate experience into fiction? This work includes specific and practical guidance on the art, craft, and business of writing short stories. It offers advice on exploring sources, galvanizing the imagination, studying stories, and then writing them.

Writing Short Stories

A Writers' and Artists' Companion

Author: Courttia Newland,Tania Hershman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474257291

Category: Reference

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.

Writing Short Stories

Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113441045X

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.

On Writing Short Stories

Author: Francine Prose,Tom Bailey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195122725

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.

Writers on Writing

The Art of the Short Story

Author: Maurice Angus Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315923

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 Short Stories

Author: Sharon Sorenson

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780671895686

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

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A practical handbook that explains all of the steps in writing short fiction. Includes sample short stories with critical analyses.

American Gods

Roman

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732507440

Category: Fiction

Page: 673

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Ein Meisterwerk der Gegenwartsliteratur Als Shadow aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, ist nichts mehr wie zuvor. Seine Frau wurde getötet, und ein mysteriöser Fremder bietet ihm einen Job an. Er nennt sich Mr. Wednesday und weiß ungewöhnlich viel über Shadow. Er behauptet, ein Sturm ziehe auf, eine gewaltige Schlacht um die Seele Amerikas. Eine Schlacht, in der Shadow eine wichtige Rolle spielen wird ... Eines der meistbeachteten Bücher des letzten Jahrzehnts: eine kaleidoskopische Reise durch die Mythologie und durch ein Amerika, das zugleich unheimlich vertraut und völlig fremd wirkt. Erstmals ungekürzt auf Deutsch und komplett neu übersetzt. Neil Gaimans American Gods ist die literarische Grundlage für die erfolgreiche, gleichnamige Serie. Die deutschsprachige Fassung ist seit 2017 bei Amazon zu sehen. "Originell, fesselnd und unendlich einfallsreich." George R. R. Martin

How to Write Short Stories - With Samples

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473394090

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.

Write Short Stories and Get Them Published

Your practical guide to writing compelling short fiction

Author: Zoe Fairbairns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444136526

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE WONDERFUL AND VARIED SHORT STORIES AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD. Written by one of the country's leading experts on the short story, this book is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty of competition and festival opportunities for you to showcase your work. This new edition includes uptodate material on web resources and outlets and provides new information on self-publishing. In addition it discusses genres such as micro-fiction, and throughout is fully updated with new resources, events, slams and competitions. It will help unlock your imagination and creativity, and to discover stories you didn't know you had. It will help you to observe the world around you more sharply, as well as to structure, shape and polish your story. It is full of practical exercises that will both inspire imagination and refine skills, and confidence-building suggestions and hints.

Writing Short Stories - A Guide (Kentucky)

Author: Fred Melden

Publisher: FRM Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 54

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Why write? The answer is two-fold: For the love of it; or because you have something to say or show. We are a sharing species; a storytelling species. If there is a story (or hopefully, stories) inside you, by all means write. More important learn to write well. In each of these books, I deconstruct a single story to exemplify the principles behind good storytelling, as well as weaknesses in parts that could have been better written.

Writing Short Stories - A Guide - Georgia

Author: Fred Melden

Publisher: FRM Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 67

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Why write? The answer is two-fold: For the love of it; or because you have something to say or show. We are a sharing species; a storytelling species. If there is a story (or hopefully, stories) inside you, by all means write. More important learn to write well. In each of these books, I deconstruct a single story to exemplify the principles behind good storytelling, as well as weaknesses in parts that could have been better written.

Writing the Short Story

A Hands-on Program

Author: Jack M. Bickham

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898798807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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Bickham's "workshop on paper"- a program founded on his successful Writer's Digest magazine "Blueprint"series - teaches every writer how to write successful shor stories.

On Writing Short Stories

Author: Tom Bailey

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195395655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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On Writing Short Stories, Second Edition, explores the art and craft of writing short fiction by bringing together nine original essays by professional writers and thirty-three examples of short fiction. The first section features original essays by well-known authors--including Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andre Dubus--that guide students through the process of writing. Focusing on the characteristics and craft of the short story and its writer, these essays take students from the workshopping process all the way through to the experience of working with agents and publishers. The second part of the text is an anthology of stories--many referred to in the essays--that give students dynamic examples of technique brought to life.

Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular

Author: L. Rust Hills

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 054752630X

Category: Reference

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.

Cliffhangers

Creative Writing, Short Stories

Author: Aliya Blake

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524637297

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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As the name implies, this book is a compilation of cliffhanger short stories geared towards students for leisure and creative writing. The stories all fall into the category of fiction and suspense and leave the reader to imagine what happens next.

Literary Talks on Writing Short Stories

Author: Eureka F. Collins

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1615794697

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.

When and How to Write Short Stories and What They Are

Author: Morris Lurie

Publisher: Common Ground

ISBN: 1863350136

Category: Authorship

Page: 64

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Inspirational and practical guide to writing short stories by an experienced writer in the form. The text is presented in conversational style, generally in sense-lines. Includes author's 'personal history of recommended reading'. The book is also available as a downloadable PDF document at the publisher's website, www.CommonGround.com.au. Author's short stories have been published in 'The New Yorker', 'Punch', 'The Times', 'The Transatlantic Review', 'Meanjin' and 'Quadrant', and have been collected in ten volumes.