Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Short Stories by Margaret LuckeSchaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Short Stories by Margaret Lucke

Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Short Stories

byMargaret Lucke

Paperback | October 16, 1998

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This guide to writing compelling, memorable short stories gives you all the essentials without wasted words. It tells you how and where to get ideas, how to establish and sustain excitement, how to create live, colorful characters, and how to plot, develop and bring home your story. It even includes exercises to help you perfect your story-telling skills. Full of tips and techniques that work, it makes an indispensable, reliable collaborator. You'll find it ideal whether you're studying alone or supplementing a creative or fiction writing course, conference or workshop.
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Title:Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.39 inPublished:October 16, 1998Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070390770

ISBN - 13:9780070390775

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth Reading A step-by-step "how to" it isn't. But it does have its positive aspects. For example, the area dealing with conflict is excellent. Few writing books elaborate on the subject as well. In addition, most of the chapters have exercises that will aid in honing your writing skills. On the negative side, there could have been more material dealing with the unique features relevant only to short stories. Worth reading/studying but don't expect any hands-on assistance.
Date published: 2001-04-17

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Take the right steps towards great short stories with this complete guide from Margaret Lucke. Concrete ideas for strong and compelling stories can be yours if you follow the simple dos and don’ts listed here. With these plot, character and conflict exercises, you’ll become the writer you’ve always wanted to be.