I love short stories, especially the ones I write as it is always a suprise to me to learn how it is going to end.
I couldn't agree with you more...But just let me add, for me it's like a "writer's trance" that I go into. It starts when I put my fingers to my "Mac" and ends at the last sentence.
I totally agree with you. I find myself writing more and more creatively when I am going through stress.
Me too. It isn't all too handy though, to have the urge for release from stress through writing, because you lose time which results in more stress. It does, however ,lead to more stories, so it isn't all bad, I guess...
It's always fascinating for me to find out what the h*ll's going on in the story. I only get a flash at the beginning and I never know what happens next to the characters.
I've just resurrected some old short stories that I wrote years (in one case, decades) ago, edited a tiny bit, and turned them loose as hubs. They are not sophisticated stories, by any means. One is a slice-of-life piece that brings to mind small-town life in the 1950s. The other I describe as "folksy humor." Maybe it's just corny! I don't have one set "style" for writing short stories, and none of the ones I've done so far could be called sophistocated by any stretch of the imagination. Maybe I'm channeling Eudora Welty!
That's what I've just decided to do. I'm so glad I did because it was so wonderful to revisit my first love (fiction) after only doing articles for the last few years. Not that I don't enjoy writing articles, but there's just something addictive about creating your own world with your own characters and seeing where it takes you.
Sounds like I'm in good company here
Oops! I forgot to mention that I love reading the short story form. I especially enjoy collections of short stories by some of my favorite writers who write both the short form and full-length books, such as Jeffrey Archer. I also like reading shor story anthologies.
Since most magazines dropped short fiction years ago,an individual writer's collected short stories in book form and anthologies of stories by various writers are about the only way to find them on a bookshelf these days.
I love short stories. I find it is a good way to write my life history. The future will know who I was and what I felt and believed.
usually when I read short stories I get to the end wondering what comes next, and with the frustration of knowing that there isn't any more.
I enjoy reading and writing short stories. As I have no genre preference I have equally enjoyed mystery, suspense, horror. Sci-Fi or general fiction. Some of the best work I have enjoyed have been in short form. My love of reading helped my love of writing, I am now dabbling in different genres - with each of my stories I have tried the capture the flavour of those genres I enjoy reading. I was delighted to have one of them picked for a Radio 4 afternoon play competition winner. A huge boost to confidence. Even though it is a tough market out there, with many magazines dying , maybe the e-book/ online magazine revolution will re-invigorate short fiction.
It's good that your short stories surprise you as you write them - more chance ofthem surpring the readers too
Let's find a way to beat stress because I can get stuck with a character and then I can't pull myself out of that chapter. Any ideas?
by Little wonders 8 years ago
Hi, I was just wondering if hubpages is a good place to publish short stories? If so, what kind? Would there be an interest in Christian short stories?
by Susan Britton 5 years ago
Write a Hub that is outside your comfort zone in 2015. (If you normally write informative articles, try a short story or poem. If you're a creative writer, consider a tutorial or explanation Hub.)This above sentence was copied from the Weekly hub news we received today. I started writing on...
by Joseph Franklin Dunkin Jr 7 years ago
Let's support our own efforts by reading each other's short stories, then leaving a comment at the bottom of the hub (pro or con). I have three stories posted at jfrankdunkin.hubpages.com. They are, "The Baroness of Haut De Cagnes", "Recess, the Podium Light", and...
by MICKEY MOUSE 2 years ago
The reason behind writing stories is to stimulate dreamy part of your mind. Each person sees the story using his own imagination. So far I am able to come up with 13 short stories that was a big experience for me.
by bulletproofchris 9 years ago
I truly love the short story, and often wonder why there aren't more authors in the genre. Is it a lack of interest by the readers, or the writers, or both? Am I wrong, and why? Any thoughts on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
by samboiam 10 years ago
For those who follow my hubs you are aware most of what I write is silly stuff. But I have always been interested in writing short stories. I have a few short stories I have written of late that is not humorous at all but lean more toward the dark side of my personality.I am wondering should I post...
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