Write Short Stories - and Get Them Published

Zoë Fairbairns


Write Short Stories - and Get Them Published

Write Short Stories - and Get Them Published

  • Title: Write Short Stories - and Get Them Published
  • Author: Zoë Fairbairns
  • ISBN: 9781444124033
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback



LEARN HOW TO WRITE WONDERFUL AND VARIED SHORT STORIES AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD.Written by one of the country s leading experts on the short story, this book is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty of competition and festival opportunities for you to showcase your work.This nLEARN HOW TO WRITE WONDERFUL AND VARIED SHORT STORIES AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD.Written by one of the country s leading experts on the short story, this book is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty of competition and festival opportunities for you to showcase your work.This new edition includes uptodate material on web resources and outlets and provides new information on self publishing In addition it discusses genres such as micro fiction, and throughout is fully updated with new resources, events, slams and competitions.It will help unlock your imagination and creativity, and to discover stories you didn t know you had It will help you to observe the world around you sharply, as well as to structure, shape and polish your story It is full of practical exercises that will both inspire imagination and refine skills, and confidence building suggestions and hints.


Recent Comments "Write Short Stories - and Get Them Published"

This book is a practical guide to writing short stories. With advice on everything from grammar and structure, characters and finding the plot, to how to actually get your stories published, this book is a useful tool for an aspiring writer.Zoe Fairbairns' writing is humorous and straight-talking. The book is full of exercises in which Fairbairns encourages you to write outside of your comfort zone and to really push the boundaries. The tips are great.Why, then, am I only giving this book 3 star [...]

The Teach Yourself books cater for readers of all abilities/of differing lifestyles by providing short "crash-course" style sections for busy writers or commuter readers, and each short but comprehensive chapter has a summary of "10 things to keep in mind" at the end which acts as an excellent revision tool. If this isn't enough, the book also offers plenty of exercises with which to try out the techniques described.Following these exercises through would result in an excellent and diverse portf [...]

This book is chock-full of exercises and practical advice for short fiction writers. While some of the links or markets listed are aimed primarily at British authors only, this didn't detract from the wealth of encouragement, inspiration, and examples within the book. I particularly found the "10 Things to Try" and the "10 Things to Keep in Mind" summary lists at the ends of each chapters to be useful, as were the bullet lists of what each chapter contains that precede each chapter. I'll keep th [...]

3.5

I'm doing a Creative Writing course with the Open University and as quite a few of the assignments will be of a short story nature I thought this book may be of help in guiding me in the right direction. My thoughts were justified as this book has all the best advice, exercises and examples to get you started. I'm sure I will keep referring back to this book for inspiration and to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Good example of its type. No nonsense, cut-to-the-chase advice with lots of pointers and suggestions.


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