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Stories in your pocket: how to write flash fiction

16 May is the first ever day celebrating the art of micro-fiction. But what are the pros and cons of ultra short stories – and what's the secret of writing them? Follow David Gaffney's tips and post your own flash fiction below the line - we'll run our favourites on Wednesday<p>It's National Flash …

5 Tips for Writing a Powerful Short Story by Shelley Weiner

Early last week, I was contacted by Emily Furniss, who was the publicist for Roopa Farooki's novel, <i>The Good Children</i>, which sparked a lively …

Creative Writing

How writing a short story will improve your writing skills

The short story has a long and rich tradition, spanning everything from the gothic to the contemporary. Writing a short story will improve your …

Creative Writing

story structure Archives

Archive | story structure<p>When you’re writing a first or even second draft, the parts of a story – exposition, development, and ending – often feel …

Creative Writing

How Scott Walker became an asterisk

From presumed front-runner to quitter, Walker’s fall was fast.<p>Before there was Donald Trump or Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina, there was Scott Walker — a defiant outsider who portrayed himself as the regular-guy champion of the GOP’s burn-the-Beltway base.<p>After a promising start last winter, the …

Government

1 Simple Trick For Writing Diverse Characters

John McClane is an enduring character across the decades but we need new blood nowWe hear a lot about so-called representation on screen and how it’s …

Zoe Saldana

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

Psychology

Six Tips For Writing Short Stories

by Eliza Robertson<p><i>Eliza Robertson, author of acclaimed collection Wallflowers and winner of the 2013 Commonwealth short story prize, shares her</i> …

Creative Writing

Writing 201: Intros and Hooks

Your opening lines are your first chance to hook readers — or to lose them. This week, learn to use your piece’s angle to craft an engaging, …

10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes | Writer's Digest

Any story or novel is, in essence, a series of scenes strung together like beads on a wire, with narrative summary adding texture and color between. …

Creative Writing

How to Craft a Page-Turning Plot

Photo by Camera Eye Photography.Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a hard core plotter. I have outlines and spreadsheets. I cover tabletops with …

Writing

Free historical fiction Kindle books for 05 Sep 15 | Free books for Kindle

Semper Eadem<p>by J Stewart-Kearns<p>As the autobiography of Elizabeth I is discovered over four hundred years after it was written, the secretive …

Books