Behind his humble exterior lurked a man, a human being, invisible to all around him and then he spoke and the shaky words he uttered were filled with so much love and compassion.
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.
There is a difference between just putting words down on paper or in a computer and writing meaningful content. If you want your writing to be taken seriously, think meaningful content.
When writing background character information in your suspense thriller; it is important to interject long standing rivalry.
Another one in my series about coming up with ideas for short stories without resorting to traditional writing exercises...
Everyone has a story to tell and creative writing takes practice. Here are the basic elements to the short story form and some examples on how to use them.
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?
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.
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 keeps you focused, motivated and accountable. Write to write. WRite to enter...
It is often difficult for writers to find the inspiration or an idea for their next article or short story. This hub gives one example I have experimented with to help me write a short story.