Write Short Stories and Get Them Published
Your practical guide to writing compelling short fiction
By Zoe Fairbairns
DISCOVER STORIES YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD.
This practical, confidence bulding book will give you everything you need not only to craft and shape your short stories, but also show you how and where to publish them and attract attention from publishers and competition judges.
LEARN HOW TO WRITE WONDERFUL AND VARIED SHORT STORIES AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD.
Written by one of the country's leading experts on the short story, this book is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty of competition and festival opportunities for you to showcase your work.
This new edition includes uptodate material on web resources and outlets and provides new information on self-publishing. In addition it discusses genres such as micro-fiction, and throughout is fully updated with new resources, events, slams and competitions.
It will help unlock your imagination and creativity, and to discover stories you didn't know you had. It will help you to observe the world around you more sharply, as well as to structure, shape and polish your story. It is full of practical exercises that will both inspire imagination and refine skills, and confidence-building suggestions and hints.
Zoe Fairbairns' short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and are published in her collection How Do You Pronounce Nulliparous? Her work has appeared in anthologies including The Seven Deadly Sins, in magazines including The Yellow Room and online. She teaches short story writing and other creative writing courses at the City Lit in London.
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05 Nov 2015
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Her chapter by chapter approach to gradually developing your writing works well, with relevant anecdotes, references to short story collections and exercises in each section... If you've got some experience of writing, it's worth a look for the exercises - a good way to help you get your stories 'match fit', or moving again if you're stuck mid-draft. — Left Lion