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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.
09.01.2015 04:48    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: write  stories  annie proulx  writing quotewords  
You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page.
09.05.2014 13:49    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: terry mcmillan  writing  writing knots  novels  stories  
I like to think of what happens to characters in good novels and stories as knots--things keep knotting up.
19.03.2013 01:35    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Symbolism      Tags: james bonnet  symbolism  secret language  great stories  metaphors)  
Visual metaphors are the secret language of great stories. In this article, I will discuss what they are and the source of their power.
08.03.2013 03:33    Comments: 0    Categories: Structure      Tags: james bonne  hidden  structures  great stories  enormous  power  
When I speak of a great story, I mean stories or films that are critically acclaimed and generally acknowledged to be classics.
06.03.2013 03:19    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing      Tags: twenty rules  writing  detective stories  s.s. van dine  
THE DETECTIVE story is a kind of intellectual game. It is more — it is a sporting event. And for the writing of detective stories there are very definite laws — unwritten ...
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