How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published

This essential guide to writing short fiction takes the aspiring writer from their initial idea through to potential outlets for publication and pitching proposals to publishers.

Author: ASHLEY. LISTER

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472143787

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This essential guide to writing short fiction 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.
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Creating Short Fiction

Explains effective use of structure and pacing, and offers advice for creating realistic dialogue, plot, and characters

Author: Damon Knight

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312150946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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Explains effective use of structure and pacing, and offers advice for creating realistic dialogue, plot, and characters
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Writing Selling Short Stories Personal Essays

Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays capitalizes on the popularity of these genres by instructing on the two key steps to publishing short works: crafting excellent pieces and successfully submitting them.

Author: Windy Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440350894

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Write It Short, Sell It Now Short stories and personal essays have never been hotter--or more crucial for a successful writing career. Earning bylines in magazines and literary journals is a terrific way to get noticed and earn future opportunities in both short- and long-form writing. Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays capitalizes on the popularity of these genres by instructing on the two key steps to publishing short works: crafting excellent pieces and successfully submitting them. You'll learn how to: • Develop different craft elements--including point of view, character, dialogue, scene writing, and more--specifically for short stories and essays. • Recognize the qualities of excellent short works, using examples from recently published stories and essays in major journals. • Understand the business of writing short, from categorizing your work and meeting submission guidelines to networking and submitting to writing contests. • Master the five-step process for submitting and selling like a pro. Featuring advice and examples from a multitude of published authors, Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays is a must-have for any writer's bookshelf.
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Writing Short Stories

Instead , readers discover the story's meanings . That way , the readers become
more involved in the story and more impressed — by the story , by the writer , and
, not insignificantly , by themselves . Limitations and Possibilities of Short Stories
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Author: William H. Phillips

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815629192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.
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Writing Short Stories

Bowen distinguishes between the 'commercial short story' and the '
noncommercial short story', where the latter is 'not ... The New Yorker was
accused by its critics of trying to 'iron out all the writing', says Boddy: 'Strict
adherents to the rules of ...

Author: Courttia Newland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.
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A Short History of the Short Story

In this concise volume, Gulnaz Fatma traces the short story from its origins in fables, ancient poetry, and tales such asÿThe Arabian Nights, to its modern form in the early American stories of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and then through ...

Author: Gulnaz Fatma

Publisher: Modern History Press

ISBN: 9781615991778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 46

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Worldwide Appreciation of the Short Story Form Spans Cultures and Centuries! In this concise volume, Gulnaz Fatma traces the short story from its origins in fables, ancient poetry, and tales such as The Arabian Nights, to its modern form in the early American stories of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and then through the twentieth century and throughout the world. The elements of what makes a short story are presented along with a discussion of the difficulties in defining the genre. The short story's relation to the novel as well as its uniqueness as its own form are deftly presented. While the American and European traditions of the short story take up much of this book, the final chapter is a thorough presentation of the short story's development in India. Anyone interested in the short story--teachers, students, writers, and readers--will find this volume informative, thoughtful, and a welcome addition to our understanding of one of literature's most dynamic forms. Gulnaz Fatma is an Indian writer and author. She is a research scholar in the Department of English at Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India. "As a fiction writer who has also taught the short story form, I was impressed by the thoroughness and insight presented in this concise book. Fatma's broad exploration of the short story form is backed by numerous supporting examples and her chapter on the short story in India will introduce many readers to that country's own literary gems." --Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and author of the award-winning Narrow Lives From the World Voices Series www.ModernHistoryPress.com Literary Criticism: Short Stories Literary Criticism: Asian - General
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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.
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The Art Craft of the Short Story

Veteran story-writer DeMarinis provides his thoughts on various aspects of writing--plot, character, point of view--and also on not writing, which he claims is part of every writer's life and should be accepted as such.

Author: Rick DeMarinis

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110354276

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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Veteran story-writer DeMarinis provides his thoughts on various aspects of writing--plot, character, point of view--and also on not writing, which he claims is part of every writer's life and should be accepted as such. DeMarinis illustrates his insights with numerous examples from many different kinds of short stories, and includes exercises for aspiring writers. - Publisher.
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The Best Short Stories of O Henry

A collection of 38 stories by the famous American short story writer

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Modern Library (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015032100300

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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A collection of 38 stories by the famous American short story writer
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Writing the Short Story

The writing of fiction is not a mechanical exercise, a trick of assembling the
various technical parts to form a pattern. Nor are these illustrative stories meant to
serve as paradigms that short story writers should emulate. Far from it. The writer
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Author: Charles Irving Glicksberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003939777

Category: Short story

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Short Stories in the Classroom

Examining how teachers help students respond to short fiction, this book presents 25 essays that look closely at "teachable" short stories by a diverse group of classic and contemporary writers.

Author: Carole L. Hamilton

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113397926

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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Examining how teachers help students respond to short fiction, this book presents 25 essays that look closely at "teachable" short stories by a diverse group of classic and contemporary writers. The approaches shared by the contributors move from readers' first personal connections to a story, through a growing facility with the structure of stories and the perception of their varied cultural contexts, to a refined and discriminating sense of taste in short fiction. After a foreword ("What Is a Short Story and How Do We Teach It?"), essays in the book are: (1) "Shared Weight: Tim O'Brien's 'The Things They Carried'" (Susanne Rubenstein); (2) "Being People Together: Toni Cade Bambara's 'Raymond's Run'" (Janet Ellen Kaufman); (3) "Destruct to Instruct: 'Teaching' Graham Greene's'The Destructors'" (Sara R. Joranko); (4) "Zora Neale Hurston's 'How It Feels to Be Colored Me': A Writing and Self-Discovery Process" (Judy L. Isaksen); (5) "Forcing Readers to Read Carefully: William Carlos Williams's 'The Use of Force'" (Charles E. May); (6) "'Nothing Much Happens in This Story': Teaching Sarah Orne Jewett's 'A White Heron'" (Janet Gebhart Auten); (7) "How Did I Break My Students of One of Their Biggest Bad Habits as Readers? It Was Easy: Using Alice Walker's 'How Did I Get Away...'" (Kelly Chandler); (8) "Reading between the Lines of Gina Berriault's 'The Stone Boy'" (Carole L. Hamilton); (9) "Led to Condemn: Discovering the Narrative Strategy of Herman Melville's 'Bartleby the Scrivener'" (James Tackach); (10) "One Great Way to Read Short Stories: Studying Character Deflection in Morley Callaghan's 'All the Years of Her Life'" (Grant Tracey); (11) "Stories about Stories: Teaching Narrative Using William Saroyan's 'My Grandmother Lucy Tells a Story without a Beginning, a Middle, or an End'" (Brenda Dyer); (12) "The Story Looks at Itself: Narration in Virginia Woolf's 'An Unwritten Novel'" (Tamara Grogan); (13) "Structuralism and Edith Wharton's 'Roman Fever'" (Linda L. Gill); (14) "Creating Independent Analyzers of the Short Story with Rawlings's 'A Mother in Mannville'" (Russell Shipp); (15) "Plato's 'Myth of the Cave' and the Pursuit of Knowledge" (Dennis Young); (16) "Through Cinderella: Four Tools and the Critique of High Culture" (Lawrence Pruyne); (17) "Getting behind Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'" (Dianne Fallon); (18) "Expanding the Margins in American Literature Using Armistead Maupin's 'More Tales of the City'" (Barbara Kaplan Bass); (19) "Shuffling the Race Cards: Toni Morrison's 'Recitatif'" (E. Shelley Reid); (20) "Readers, Cultures, and 'Revolutionary' Literature: Teaching Toni Cade Bambara's 'The Lesson'" (Jennifer Seibel Trainor); (21) "Learning to Listen to Stories: Sherman Alexie's 'Witnesses, Secret and Not'" (Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez); (22) "'Sometimes, Bad Is Bad': Teaching Theodore Dreiser's 'Typhoon' and the American Literary Canon" (Peter Kratzke); (23) "Teaching Flawed Fiction: 'The Most Dangerous Game'" (Tom Hansen); (24) "Reading Louise Erdrich's 'American Horse'" (Pat Onion); and (25) "Opening the Door to Understanding Joyce Carol Oates's 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?'" (Richard E. Mezo). An afterword "Writing by the Flash of the Firefly" and a bibliographic postscript are attached. (RS)
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Write Your Short Story

Not sure how to begin a short story? Let me help you! Whether you're a beginner or a published writer always looking for new ideas, this little book is for you!

Author: Lorena A Falcón

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798645725266

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Not sure how to begin a short story? Let me help you! Whether you're a beginner or a published writer always looking for new ideas, this little book is for you! After a quick introduction to short stories and their elements, you'll find tips on short story writing and a list of 101 ideas for your next short story. I hope these writing ideas serve you as inspiration and starters for your writing. They are grouped in three categories situations, first sentence and last sentence. But that's only for clarity, you can use them anyway you like. Curious about my short stories? You can check some mini-stories here -> amazon.com/dp/B07VCW6PDV
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The Art of Brevity

Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world.

Author: Per Winther

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The Art of Brevity gathers fresh ideas about the theory and writing of short fiction from around the globe to produce an international, inclusive exploration of the steadily growing field of short story studies. Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world. Such Anglo-American pioneers as Mary Rohrberger, Charles May, Susan Lohafer, and John Gerlach join with short fiction scholars at universities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada to build academic bridges and expand the field, geographically as well as conceptually. Contributors to the volume weave together themes of time, space, compression, mystery, reader response, and narrative closure. They discuss writers as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Sarah Orne Jewett, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Mavis Gallant, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Robert Olen Butler. the nineteenth-century queer short story, and contemporary Danish short shorts.
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The Art of the Short Story

There are certain things that appear over and over in my writing that I can't avoid :
they seem to be love and violence - two very strong issues in my life .
Iftekharuddin : You have written four novels and a collection of short stories . You
have ...

Author: Wendy Martin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: PSU:000058730010

Category: Literary Criticism

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An ... anthology suitable for both introduction to fiction and fiction writing courses, [this text] brings you ... short stories from classic to contemporary. To illustrate the evolution of this ... genre, the stories are arranged into four historical eras, with ... introductions to each era. From short story precursors, such as Aesop's fables and fairy tales, to ZZ Packer's twenty-first-century tales of ambiguity and alienation, these stories will guide readers toward [an] understanding of the genre. -Back cover.
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Short Stories for Study and Enjoyment

WRITING SHORT STORIES The student who really desires to understand how
short stories are written can do nothing better than to write some of his own . If he
will write a few stories , and write them conscientiously , he will find that he ...

Author: Harold Thomas Eaton

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049240273

Category: Short stories

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You Rock Short Story Writing Prompt

You Rock Short Story Writing Prompt: Short Stories For Kids To Write PROMPTED - Over 100 pages with prompts to get creative juices flowing DESIGN - The cover has an MATTE with a lined paper design SIZE - The 6" x 9" page size is easy to ...

Author: Ninja Design Shack

Publisher:

ISBN: 1700144030

Category:

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You Rock Short Story Writing Prompt: Short Stories For Kids To Write PROMPTED - Over 100 pages with prompts to get creative juices flowing DESIGN - The cover has an MATTE with a lined paper design SIZE - The 6" x 9" page size is easy to read with plenty of writing space with white pages. Space for over 100 Stories Great gift for kids
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The United Stories of America

This book discusses the American short story composite, or short story cycle, a neglected form of writing consisting of autonomous stories interlocking into a whole.

Author: Rolf Lunden

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042006927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This book discusses the American short story composite, or short story cycle, a neglected form of writing consisting of autonomous stories interlocking into a whole. This study takes into consideration, to a greater degree than earlier criticism, the short story composite as an open work, emphasizing the tension between the independent stories and the unified work, between the discontinuity and fragmentation, on the one hand, and the totalizing strategies, on the other. The discussion of the genre is illustrated with references to numerous American short story composites.
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Short Story Writing

This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art.

Author: Charles Raymond Barrett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329176751

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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.
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