Short Stories Information
Are Writing Groups Necessary?
Writing groups have become very common. This article considers the pros and cons to participating in a writer group. Writing groups are not always beneficial to writers. Learn if they will work for you.
Coffeehouse for Writers [offsite link]
Site featuring online writing courses. Net sessions begin September 9, 2002.
Context 19 [offsite link]
Context 19 (Oct. 6-8 in Columbus OH) will be offering workshops for speculative fiction writers and screenwriters. Topics include creating character through dialog, screenwriting, paranormal romance, writing media tie-ins, and more. There´s also a two-day writing workshop in which you can get your stories or chapters critiqued by pro writers.
Critters Workshop [offsite link]
An on-line workshop/critique group for serious Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror writers
The Ethics of Ghostwriting
Ghostwriting has become all too common in the publishing business. It has fallen prey to some very unethical practices. Yet, ghostwriting is a valuable service and medium for honest writers.
The Man Who Was Almost A Man - A Review
This was a 1961 posthumous story written by Richard Wright, one of American's Black writers who enlightened his fellow citizens of the lives of the African-American community by showing similarities regarding parenting and teenagers.
The Vacant Lot - A Critique
This is a story for my Holloween collection but I had a very unexpected turn toward the story. This article is more of a critique than the ususal review.
The Value of Editing
Editing is very important for writers. Writers who learn to edit their own work establish creative control and enrich their writing skills. This article lays out some very basic steps to that process.
Zoetrope: All Story - Virtual Studio [offsite link]
The prominent short story site created by Francis Ford Coppolo. The comprehensive community of thousands of writers offers short fiction writers an opportunity to submit their work to receive valuable feedback from other writers. Submissions may be considered for publication by the Zoetrope: All Story staff.
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