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Writing Short Stories

A Routledge Writer's Guide, 2nd Edition

By Ailsa Cox

Routledge

170 pages

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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

Introduction

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

Resources

Glossary

Bibliography

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN005000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
REF026000
REFERENCE / Writing Skills