How To Write Short Stories And Get Them Published

Author: Ashley Lister
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472143779
Size: 17,83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 117

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.

Write Short Stories And Get Them Published

Author: Zoe Fairbairns
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444136526
Size: 14,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 208

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.

Bits And Pieces

Author: Cj Heck
Editor: CJ Heck
ISBN: 9780983932048
Size: 19,58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 281

A collection of twenty short and flash fiction stories by published poet, writer, and author, CJ Heck. CJ has been entertaining children, adults, and schools for over a decade with her humor, insight and unique perspectives of life, and the human heart, through her children's poetry. This is CJ's first book of fiction, and the stories are sure to touch the heart and soul of everyone who reads them. Many have nostalgic themes, others share CJ's own special blend of humor and sensitivity. The stories cover subjects like internet dating, a 'woman of the evening' alone in a bar on Christmas Eve, the horror of finding a headless body near a sewer drain in the city, and a grandfather and grandson teaching each other about life in a park while feeding the pigeons. Included in the book is one of CJ's personal favorites, which has a surprise ending, one you won't expect. Whether you're looking for a good book for yourself or possibly as a gift, you won't be disappointed. "CJ is a writer that comes through as a great communicator but you also have a strong feeling of friendship with her and her pen. She touches your heart in special ways. She makes you feel like you have lived this story." James McCraney (Owner, James McCraney Financial, LLC) "CJ's writing ability is a testament to talent and passion. Her ability to craft words into emotion and movement is remarkable." Lexy Page (Owner/Freelance Photographer at GA Page Photography) "I have known C.J. Heck as an very talented author for well over a year now. Her words are enlightening and charismatic to people of all ages. It has been a privilege and honor knowing her and reading her prolific pen. I highly recommend her work to all." Janet Caldwell (COO Inner Child Press)

Writing Flash Fiction

Author: Carly Berg
Editor: Magic Lantern Press
ISBN: 9780692355008
Size: 19,30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 200

Writing flash fiction is a fun, easy way to break into print and quickly establish yourself as a professional author. This book shows you everything you need to write great stories under 1,000 words, as well as how and where to get them published. It concludes with tips for re-publishing those stories all together as a book.

Conversations With Erskine Caldwell

Author: Erskine Caldwell
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780878053445
Size: 11,80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gathers interviews with the Southern author in which he shares his views on writing, life in America, Hollywood, the art of fiction, critics, and war

How To Write Short Stories For Magazine And Get Published 2nd Edition

Author: Sophie King
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848033796
Size: 19,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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; - 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.

Writing Short Stories And Articles

Author: Adele Ramet
Editor: How To Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781857039498
Size: 17,19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 162

This practical book shows readers how to produce manuscripts to fit a specific slot, advises on how to adapt a style to suit different markets, and how to utilize research material to write facts and fiction effectively. CONTENTS: 1. Mixing fact and fiction 2. Constructing an article3. Getting articles into print 4. Researching and filing systems 5. Rewriting to suit different markets 6. Writing short stories 7. Caring for your characters 8. Finding the right format 9. Fitting a specific slot 10. Working as a freelance 11. Marketing your manuscripts 12. Keeping records.

Write A Blockbuster And Get It Published Teach Yourself

Author: Helen Corner
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444129848
Size: 10,33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 626

Designed for all those wanting to be the next Dan Brown, this introduction to writing popular fiction will be a key addition to the writer's bookshelf. Authored jointly by a literary consultant/agent and a highly successful author, it offers not simply a guide to writing a novel but an introduction to writing a plot-based, action-focused blockbuster. It covers such key practicalities as the importance of plot, pace, action, character and the different demands of such popular commercial genres as romantic fiction, thrillers and so on. For those looking to write for a living, this book provides vital information on the process, including finding an agent and making a living as a writer. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of how to write a blockbuster. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Writer S Handbook

ISBN: 9780871161482
Size: 11,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Creative Writing

Author: Judy Lawn
ISBN: 9780473206239
Size: 15,64 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 399

Do you want to write a short story, a children's picture book, an article or a novel but don't know where to begin? Do you want to know how to make your characters 'come to life', your dialogue sparkle and your settings realistic? Are you concerned with plot, theme, structure and the editing process? This book shows the writer how to develop their ideas into completed stories, with an in-depth analysis of what makes a story work. Author Judy Lawn's book is based on her experiences as a published writer in short stories, children's picture books, novels, articles, and journalism; and her years as a creative writing tutor. My Writing Journey My writing journey is ongoing. I hope I'm still writing when I'm an old lady. But to go back to the beginning - more than twenty five years ago - and my first writing attempts. It didn't take me long to realize they weren't exactly enthralling masterpieces. And I seemed to have forgotten every English lesson I'd ever had! So, I went back to 'school', completing what was then called sixth-form certificate in English, and three English papers through Massey University, a journalism course and a creative writing course all by correspondence. It was while I was working my way through the various writing assignments that my tutor suggested I submit some of my short stories. At that stage I wasn't confident enough to do so; in fact I was terrified at the thought. Other people read my stories? No way! About that time I joined a local writers group - and I came to the first cross-roads in my writing journey. A homework assignment was to write a story about the sea, so I wrote a fishing yarn. I took my story along to the next meet hopeful others would like it. Back in those days I was too shy to read my stories out loud, so my tutor read it out. When she'd finished, one of the other students sniffed, and said, 'Well, it's plagiarism, isn't it?' I was devastated. Even though the tutor assured me the story wasn't plagiarism, I was really upset and couldn't get the accusation out of my head. That night at home - it was winter, and I was sitting in front of the fire with my story still thinking about what had been said - I very nearly put that story in the fire! If I'd done so, I would have seen not only my story go up in smoke, but also my writing dreams. I took another look at the story and thought, 'I like this story.' That was the moment I became a writer. I believed in my story. A few weeks later I was browsing through the magazine section in a book shop and came across a fishing magazine. On the back page was a fishing yarn. I read the story through and thought, 'mine's just as good as that!' So, full of my new bravado I posted it off. That story, the one I'd nearly put in the fire, became my first published short story. I framed it. Years later, when I began teaching creative writing, I told my students about my experience in the hope they would never allow the 'things people say' to put them off their dream of becoming a writer. Over the next few years I had several more short stories published; and although it seemed a long slow process, I kept writing. In 1998 I came to another major cross-road in my life. My darling husband of nearly three years died suddenly of leukemia - and my world shattered. It was my writing that saved me. After a few months I felt able to go back and complete a novel I'd begun while he was still alive. 'Progressions' was eventually published by an American e-publishing company, and went on to win the 2005 EPIC Award for Best Single Title/Mainstream. Two children's picture books were next, one with Reed Publishing NZ, and the second with Penguin Group NZ, followed by another novel, and more short stories. Somewhere along the way I had the idea that I would like to teach creative writing, to pass on to others all that I'd learned about the writing process. I began compiling this book...