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3 Ways To Get Your Short Story Started

3 Ways To Get Your Short Story Started

How do you start your short stories? Writers Write is a resource for writers and, in this post, we discuss three ways to get your short story started. As writers, we sometimes spend too much time on the introduction of the story. We feel it…

What You Said About Our Courses

Some of your comments from our courses in November and December of 2013 Writers Write - how to write a book Great value. Well-prepared. Useful course manual for future reference. ~Doug I had an amazing time. Great examples and writing prompts. ~Lydia It covered everything…

The Difference Between A Novel And A Short Story

What is the difference between a short story and a novel?  One of my favourite writers, David Leavitt made his career with the short story before breaking into novels. “Novels are the long haul,” he wrote. “They are marriage.” Short stories, on the other hand,…
3 Short Story Writers Who Inspire Me

3 Short Story Writers Who Inspire Me

Who inspires you to write short stories? Writers Write is a resource for writers and, in this post, we share lessons from three short story writers who inspire us. As an occasional short story writer, I often look to authors I admire for inspiration. As…
The Top 10 Reasons To Write Short Stories

The Top 10 Reasons To Write Short Stories

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we share 10 of our favourite reasons for writing short stories. We love short stories at Writers Write. We’ve recently added posts about short story competitions and a list of our Top 20 Short Story Quotes. We’ve had…
20 Unforgettable Quotes About Short Stories

20 Unforgettable Quotes About Short Stories

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share 20 unforgettable quotes about short stories. A short story is a piece of fiction that can be read in one sitting. Although it is different from a novel, people who write them…

Short Cuts – How To Write A Short Story

I was asked to judge five creative writing competitions in a period of 18 months in 2010 and 2011. One of them was a short story competition for a popular writer’s group. The theme of the yearly competition was Almost Strangers. The stories ranged from ghosts of the…
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