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Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion

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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, Dav
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 12th 2015 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (first published February 5th 2014)
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Lauren
Jun 05, 2016 Lauren rated it really liked it
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A fantastically written book for aspiring short story writers everywhere!

The book is split into three sections: one documenting the history of the short story, the second focusing on tips from other short story writers and the third on practical publishing advice. I found that the first and third sections of the book were the best and the most helpful for upcoming authors.

Newland and Hershman offer sooo many tips on what makes a good reader, writer, short story, and give helpful advice
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Cae Hawksmoor
Jun 29, 2015 Cae Hawksmoor rated it it was amazing
I almost cannot recommend this book enough to any aspiring writer. Having studied for a degree in English and Creative Writing, I could have saved myself three years and a whole load of money if someone had just handed me a copy of this book instead. I'm not exaggerating when I say that it has more useful information in it for dedicated writers than any course I've ever been on.

The advice given is relevant to pretty much any genre, from literary through to pulp science fiction. There are chapte
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Brenda
Jan 03, 2016 Brenda rated it liked it
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Helpful, written with a friendly voice. Some tips within that I hadn't seen before in books similar. I enjoyed the deconstruction of the short story near the end of the book - that part was interesting and very helpful.
Sian Devine
Apr 03, 2016 Sian Devine rated it it was amazing
This was unbelievably useful - I've learnt so much and I am now enthralled by the short story genre and industry. I borrowed this copy from the university library so I'm definitely going to have to buy my own copy now! Highly recommend to all.
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