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Writing Short Stories and Articles

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Published by How to Books .
Written in English


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Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8998221M
ISBN 101857039491
ISBN 109781857039498

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  Putting together a book of short stories is like creating an issue of a literary magazine: The writer has to consider each story and the composition of the book as a whole. The difference between writing a single story and compiling them into a collection is significant.   Short stories are challenging, but O’Connor shares tips and tactics for mastering the art of the short story that can help any writer begin to feel more confident about crafting their own works. This is one of the best books on writing short stories. Books on making money writing Some publications and contests accept entries that long, but it’s easier and more common to sell a short story in the 1, to 3,word range. And on the other end of the spectrum, you may wonder if I’m serious about short stories of fewer than 10 words (Micro Fiction). Well, sort of.   You probably don’t think short stories are very hard to write. In fact, you might be the type who assumes short stories are even easier because, well they’re short.. But that’s just not the case (there’s an art to writing an amazing story)—and I’ll tell you why in just a minute.. Short stories, and getting good at writing them, can actually set you up for success in other writing.

For a long time, short stories were actually a fiction writer’s best way to break into paying work, and they can still form a strong part of your author career. Selling short fiction into paying markets nets you exposure, new readers, and, oh yeah, some cash! The truth is you can find a short story publisher if you know where to look.   One of the most prevalent characteristics of a short story is a concentrated time frame. A few hours, a day, a week. A short story that spans years or generations risks leaving the reader unsatisfied. The novel, on the other hand, is the ideal form for a story that is literally extended in length.   We all write at different paces, and depending on the length of your story (e.g. word flash fiction vs. 5, word traditional short story) it might take five hours or fifty. But I’ve found that most short stories in the 3, to 5, word range take ten to twenty hours.   A short story is a piece of fiction typically no longer than 8, words. Most short stories are only 2, to 5,, but. Microfiction might be less than , and. A longer “short” story might be as many as 20, (novellas start aro words). Short stories are .

CREATING SHORT FICTION by Damon Knight is a foundational, level, instruction book that you’ve probably been looking for, especially if you are interested in writing genre fiction. This book will teach you to write better short stories and get them sold. For those who are unfamiliar with Knight, he was an author, an editor, and a critic.4/5.   Short stories can be just as powerful and moving as longer works of fiction; indeed, some argue that this form can be even more impactful because short stories deliver their central message in a single, resonant hit. If a novel is like lighting up a room using all the house lights, then a short story is like using a flashlight to illuminate a hidden corner. Download Short Stories Books for FREE. All formats available for PC, Mac, eBook Readers and other mobile devices. Large selection and many more categories to choose from.   How to Write a Short Story. For many writers, the short story is the perfect medium. While writing a novel can be a Herculean task, just about anybody can craft—and, most importantly, finish—a short story. Like a novel, a good short story w 73%().