Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Short Stories

Paperback | October 16, 1998

byMargaret Lucke

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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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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.

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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 s...

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Great short stories the Schaum's way Write the kinds of stories that keep readers glued to the page from start to finish. Quickly and simply, this concise guide gives you clear explanations, proven tips and techniques--plus dozens of examples from well-known authors--that show you how to come up with dynamic ideas, create living, color...

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Format: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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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.