For those of you who are looking for more long-term writing strategies, here are some additional ideas. If you don’t have time to read all of these authors, stick to Chekhov.
He will teach you more than any writing teacher or workshop ever could.
He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
General Creative Writing Tips [ Poetry | Fiction ]Writing short stories means beginning as close to the climax as possible — everything else is a distraction.
Each speaker gets his/her own paragraph, and the paragraph includes whatever you wish to say about what the character is doing when speaking.
(See: “Quotation Marks: Using Them in Dialogue“.)Where are you going?
She is the author of 'Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays' for Kamera Books' Creative Essentials range and its follow ups on 'Drama Screenplays' and 'Diverse Characters'.
Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.
In today’s fast-moving world, the first sentence of your narrative should catch your reader’s attention with the unusual, the unexpected, an action, or a conflict. Remember that short stories need to start close to their end.
The first time I heard him, I stood in the bathroom listening at our shared wall for ten minutes, debating the wisdom of calling the police.