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10 Awesome Reasons For Writing Short Stories

10 Awesome Reasons For Writing Short Stories

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we give you 10 awesome reasons for writing short stories. I have been writing a lot of short stories lately and I have been having so much fun. So, I have decided to make it…

15 Fabulous Resources For Short Story Writers

21 December is Short Story Day in America. We celebrate Short Story Day on 21 June in South Africa. These days were chosen because they are the shortest days of the year in the two hemispheres. To commemorate the day, we've included links to our 15…

10 Writing Contests You Should Definitely Enter

Guest Post If you’re a new writer, chances are you’re not quite sure how to kick off your career. Should you get an agent? Write to publishers? Writing contests are a great way for beginners to get noticed. By definition they attract more amateurs than professionals,…

Short Story Day Africa – 21 June

When Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, addressed the TED Conference in 2009, she spoke of the danger of the single story, a distorted, one-dimensional view of Africa that sees the continent only through a prism of war, disease, poverty, starvation and corruption. 'Short Story Day…
5 Ways To Kick-Start Your New Short Story

5 Ways To Kick-Start Your New Short Story

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we give you five ways to kick-start your short story. Short Story Day Africa is on 21 June – the shortest day of the year. To celebrate, Anthony Ehlers has written this post. There’s nothing…
How To Outline A Short Story - For Beginners

How To Outline A Short Story – For Beginners

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we share a template that will help you outline your short story. If you're looking for an outlining tool to help you write a short story, you will love this template. If you want to…
How To Fix Your Short Story In 10 Minutes

How To Fix Your Short Story In 10 Minutes

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we discuss how you can fix a short story in 10 minutes. A conservation journalist friend jokes – at least I think she’s joking – that she keeps an emergency bottle of vodka under the seat…

Stephen King On Writing Short Stories

If you enjoyed this quote, you will love our Top 20 Short Story Quotes. If you are looking for competitions, read this post: 10 Writing Contests You Should Definitely Enter If you want to learn how to write a short story, join us for Short Cuts in Johannesburg…
The Secret To Writing A Great Short Story

The Secret To Writing A Great Short Story

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we tell you the secret to writing a good short story. Some of the finest pieces of fiction are short stories. Reading a short story does not take much time, but you may remember it…
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