There is great story material in ironical events. This article discusses 13 such plots with examples.
Another one in my series about coming up with ideas for short stories without resorting to traditional writing exercises...
Markets for short stories are many and varied, but with such a range of outlets to choose from, where's the best place to start?
Writing is about telling stories and unless you have an amazing imagination, at least some of those stories will be about yourself. But is this a good idea?
If writing a lead story for a series, establish your main character and the particular goal s/he wishes to accomplish. This pilot story may be the introduction to a romance, an adventure or a tragedy.
A Lead Story must set the pace for the series. Always make sure it holds the interest of the audience.
Novice short story writers and often seasoned ones are prone to errors such as lack of credibility, dullness and poor research.
The Wild, Wild West: let your fingers do the walking and your gun do the talking!
Claire Davenport’s unassailable voice is silenced forever ... or is it? Every thriller should leave the reader wondering ...
For long moments we are both silent. I feel completely at peace nestled in the passionate embrace of Hugo. For I am compelled to follow him into a journey of endless ecstasy.