Posts tagged short stories
How to Submit Your Creative Writing to Literary Magazines

Authors write to be read. One way of getting your words in front of readers in through literary journals. These publications are looking for specific kinds of polished short pieces. To give your writing the chance to impact and linger with readers, learn how to tell when your piece is ready, find literary magazines, and submit.

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The Sleeper and the Spindle: How to Read Like a Writer

The Sleeper and the Spindle is a young adult short story transformed into a graphic novel. Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell, it is an excellent example of how the written word and visual art can come together to create an engaging story. If you’re thinking about combining text and image, or another kind of creative partnership, read this book.

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Self-Help by Lorrie Moore: How to Read Like a Writer

If you want to try out a new writing technique or put your reader in an uncomfortable situation, the short story might be the format for you. Self-Help by Lorrie Moore is a collection of short stories that gives Moore the chance to have her readers walk in another’s shoes through second person point of view and create a variety of character voices.

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Second Person Point of View: Benefits and Pitfalls

Second person is one of the most difficult points of view to use, but in specific situations, it is vital. If you want your reader to not only live vicariously through your characters, but literally participate in your story, second person might be the best perspective for you.

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The Way I Heard It: A Podcast by Mike Rowe: How to Listen Like a Writer

In today’s multi-media world great stories exist in many forms, and the ones Mike Rowe tells on his podcast are no exception. If you want to learn how to build mystery, suspense, and curiosity in a short space, listen to The Way I Heard It.

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: How to Read Like a Writer

What do people mean by read like a writer? Find out by exploring the techniques master world builder and wordsmith Neil Gaiman used in his award winning novel The Graveyard Book. Discover how he ignited his ink and created a story that haunts readers of all ages and genres.

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