Are you struggling to write a short story?
Or keen to try, but unsure where to start?
Do you want to learn from published writers, but don't know how you can?
"Writing Short Stories" is the solution.
Ideal for those new to the genre or for anyone who wishes to improve their technique, Ailsa Cox's guide will help you to achieve your full potential as a short story writer.
Each chapter of the book:
· Introduces key aspects of the craft of short story writing, including structure, dialogue, characterization, viewpoint, narrative voice and more
· Shows how a wide variety of published writers have approached the short story genre, in order to deepen the insights you gain from your own work
· Gets you writing, with a series of original, sometimes challenging and always rewarding exercises, which can be tackled alone or adapted for use in a group
Encourages you to be inventive, to break writing habits and to try something new, by showing the diversityof the short story genre, from cyberpunk to social observation
Ailsa Cox also draws on her experience as a writer to provide essential information on drafting and editing, as well as a rich Resources section, which lists print and online journals that accept the work of beginning writers. Whether you're writing as part of a course, in a workshop group or at home alone, this book will equip and inspire you to write better short stories.