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11.06.2016 13:55    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: ray bradbury  writing  reading  short stories  
Young writers shouldn’t kid themselves about learning to write. The best way to do that is to train yourself in the short story.
 
28.03.2016 16:59    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Tips      Tags: writing short stories  kurt vonnegut  writing tips  
Rules for the Short Story by Kurt Vonnegut
 
19.11.2015 08:55    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: isaac asimov  short story  writing  writing short stories  
As a story grows shorter and shorter, all the fancy embroidery that length makes possible must go.
 
09.11.2015 11:12    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Craft      Tags: single effect theory  edgar allan poe  writing short stories  
WE HAVE always regarded the Tale (using this word in its popular acceptation) as affording the best prose opportunity for display of the highest talent.
 
14.03.2015 17:33    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: leslie w. quirk  short story  writing short stories  
In a short story, absolutely every paragraph, and even every sentence, should be an unfolding and a development of the plot.
 
26.12.2011 15:18    Comments: 0    Categories: Literature  Short Stories      Tags: edgar allan poe  short stories  short story  american literature  
TRUE!-NERVOUS--very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses--not destroyed--not dulled them.
 
18.12.2011 14:18    Comments: 0    Categories: Literature  Short Stories      Tags: washington irving  short stories  short story  american literature  
In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee...
 
18.12.2011 14:18    Comments: 0    Categories: Literature  Short Stories      Tags: washington irving  short stories  short story  american literature  
The hair of the affrighted pedagogue rose upon his head with terror. What was to be done? To turn and fly was now too late; and besides, what chance was there of escaping ghost or goblin...
 
15.12.2011 14:13    Comments: 0    Categories: Literature  Short Stories      Tags: short stories  short story  sherwood anderson  american literature  
I am in love with my wife," he said--a superfluous remark, as I had not questioned his attachment to the woman he had married. We walked for ten minutes and then he said it again.
 
15.12.2011 13:22    Comments: 0    Categories: Literature  Short Stories      Tags: short stories  short story  jesse stuart  american literature  
I don't mind staying after school," I says to Professor Herbert, "but I'd rather you'd whip me with a switch and let me go home early. Pa will whip me anyway for getting home two hours late."
 
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