Writing Short Stories A Writers' and Artists' Companion

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-02-12
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

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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.

Author Biography

Jane Rogers is among our most gifted novelists, short story writers and dramatists. She has written six novels and one book of short stories and was recently shortlisted for the National Short Story Award. She is Professor of Writing at Sheffield Hallam University and a Mentor for the Gold Dust Mentoring Scheme for new writers. She has tutored at Arvon, and has taught creative writing for many years. She has also edited an anthology of new writing and written a reference guide to fiction. She is a former Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Table of Contents

: Foreword : Preface : : <b style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-weight: normal&quot;>Part 1</b> : <b style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-weight: normal&quot;> </b> : The History Of The Short Story: Tania : Crime, Tricks, And Tales: Genre And The Short Story: Courttia : The Shorter End Of Short Stories – Boundaries With Poetry: Tania : Stories: Those Little Slices Of Life: Courttia : Reflections On Writing And On Books On Writing: Tania : Reflections 2: The What, When, How, Why And Where Of It For Me: Tania : Reflections On The Evolution Of A Short Story: Courttia : The Evolution Of A Short Story: Under The Tree: Tania : Reflections: Permission And Risk: Tania : <b style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-weight: normal&quot;> </b> : <b style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-weight: normal&quot;>Part 2</b> : 1. Alison Moore : 2. Anthony Doerr : 3. Elspeth Sandys : 4. Alexander MacLeod : 5. David Vann : 6. Jane Rogers : 7. Edith Pearlman : 8. Vanessa Gebbie : 9. Di Speirs : 10. Jenn Ashworth : 11. Tom Lee : 12. Toby Litt : 13. Adam Thorpe : 14. Ryan O'Neill : 15. Henrietta Rose-Innes : 16. Clare Wigfall : 17. Alison Macleod : 18. Olive Senior : : <b style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-weight: normal&quot;> </b> : <b style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-weight: normal&quot;>Part 3</b> : A Note On Craft And Critique: Writing Is Not A Democracy: Tania : From Beginning To End: Courttia : Where To Start – Ideas And Inspiration: Tania : Where To Start: Titles, Beginnings And Endings: Tania : Movement And Syncopation In Fiction: Writing The Long Short Story: Courttia : Plot Versus Story – Where's The Tension?: Tania : Editing And Revising: Courttia : Tenses: Tania : Step Into A World – Thoughts On Structure: Courtta : Structure And How To Use It: Tania : What Gets Left Out And Minimalism: Tania : Speaking Their Minds - Character And Voice: Courttia : Writing Flash Fiction, Liberation Through Constraint: Tania : A Brief History Of Time In The Short Story: Tania : Another Perspective – Point Of View In The Story: Courttia : Harvesting – On Writing Your Collection: Courttia : Short Story Collections - How Do They Work And How To Get One Published: Tania : Voice And Dialogue, Using Scenes: Tania : Close Reading Of Between My Father And The King By Janet Frame: Tania : Experimenting And Experimental Short Stories: Tania : Publishing Short Stories: Tania : Short Story Competitions – How To Make Your Story Stand Out: Tania : 60 Favourite Short Stories: Tania And Courttia : 50 Favourite Collections: Tania And Courttia

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