Martin Krause

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7 Great Short Stories for Writers

Stories to Read and Study if You Want to Write Short Fiction<p>If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first. Here are seven stories that I …

Creative Writing

How to Craft a Character-Driven Story

Some stories focus on big external conflicts to drive them and use a relatively blank protagonist as the audience’s vessel. But others try to make …

Creative Writing

What Exactly Is A Short Story And How Do I Know If I Am Writing One?

I hope you are enjoying the prompt for your first short story. Remember it is due on 15 February 2017. (Submission Guidelines)<br>You can find the …

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Fog

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, …

Creative Writing

Writing 1st Person POV - Jennifer Olson

“You can not live your life looking at yourself from someone else’s point of view.”<br>– Penelope Cruz<p><b>First person POV</b> indicates that the author is using …

How To Read

I didn’t get into reading until I was in my mid-twenties, which explains a lot of why I tend to overdo it- I’m catching up for lost time. Learning is …

Productivity

How to make a good story excellent: 9 steps

Learning how to make a good story great requires mastering the essentials of writing craft: Plot (cause and effect), characterization, narration, …

Isaac Asimov Published 500 Books and Never Suffered From Writer's Block. Here's How He Did It

Isaac Asimov published more than 500 books in his lifetime but never suffered from writer's block. Here's how he did it.<p><i>This article appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>Isaac Asimov is widely known as one of the greatest authors of science fiction. His <i>Foundation</i> series is a classic of the genre. In <i>I, Robot</i>, he …

Creative Writing

WhatsOnStage awards: Hamlet and Gypsy share honours

<b>A London production of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and a West End revival of Gypsy have shared the spoils at the WhatsOnStage theatre awards.</b><p>Cumberbatch won best actor in a play at the awards, decided by a public vote, while the Barbican production picked up three other awards.<p>Gypsy …