2nd Edition

Writing Short Stories
A Routledge Writer's Guide

ISBN 9781138955431
Published June 28, 2016 by Routledge
176 Pages

USD $26.95

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Book Description

This new edition of Writing Short Stories has been updated throughout to include new and revised exercises, up-to-date coverage of emerging technologies and a new glossary of key terms and techniques. Ailsa Cox, a published short-story writer, guides the reader through the key aspects of the craft, provides a variety of case studies and examples of how others have approached the genre and sets a series of engaging exercises to help hone your skills. This inspiring book is the ideal guide for those new to the genre or for anyone wanting to improve their technique.

Table of Contents


1. Spinning a yarn

2. Capturing the moment

3. Humour, character and dialogue

4. The fantastic

5. What if?

6. Reality

7. Love, death and desire




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Ailsa Cox is Reader in Creative Writing and English at Edge Hill University, UK.