How to Write Short Stories
There is great story material in ironical events. This article discusses 13 such plots with examples.
What is your motivation for writing? Do contests spur your creative juices to flow? Entering contests is a practice form to critique your craft while perfecting it. At the same time entering your writing in contests...
Writers are always asked where they get their short story ideas from, so here's a few ways to get you started without using writing prompts, boring exercises or online plot-generators.
Sometimes words tip out of me like cheap wine from an old jug, and if the outcome is a tale that doesn't seem to fit, maybe it's cos there's no obvious home for it. This is one of those stories...
Coming up with ideas for short stories can be difficult, but not being a fan of writing exercises, I've developed a few alternative ways of finding inspiration.
This three-part Short Story Tutorial is intended as a simple guide to assist students and teachers in understanding and writing the Short Story. Tutorial 1 will discuss the parts of the story.
Morgan is aware of how very kind the years have been to Lauren. He observes that his love and her beauty have never abated. Truly Lauren is a blossom in autumn!
Novice short story writers and often seasoned ones are prone to errors such as lack of credibility, dullness and poor research.
Another one in my series about coming up with ideas for short stories without resorting to traditional writing exercises...
Unless you've got a fantastic imagination (like me!) it can be difficult to generate interesting story ideas, so here's another instalment of the prompts and tricks I've used with writer's groups...
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