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Writing Resources

Focusing on the actual mechanics of writing a successful short story.

Creative Backgrounds for Short Stories star
Create a rich background and texture to showcase your characters. Memories can help you develop a rich background and texture to showcase your characters. In a short time you will be writing your short story into the setting. A descriptive memory is ready for your story.

Dictionary.com star[offsite link]
Site offering dictionary, Roget´s Thesaurus, word games and puzzles, as well as a Doctor Dictionary where you can ask questions about words, grammar and language.

eBook Mall Short Stories and Freebies star
An article introducing another way to download and read short stories online. eBook Mall is also offering free titles with each download order.

Garbl´s Writing Resources star[offsite link]
An annotated guide to online resources focusing on creativity, the writing process, grammar, style, vocabulary, punctuation and so much more.

HerCorner.com star[offsite link]
A site that provides inspiration and support for women who write.

Mslexia Magazine Review - Impressions star
Take a peep through the pages of Mslexia, the magazine that's loved by women readers and writers alike - in the UK and beyond. What's in them for you? Your Bella Short Stories Editor gives her personal impressions on a page or two.

Organizing Your Short Stories star
Exploring ways of keeping short stories focused for the reader by reviewing outlines. Begin exploring short stories organization of events, characters, and emotions, and short story planning,

Researching Background For A Short Story Plot star
Short Story plots can be difficult to dream up from a cold start. Writers, English students and pupils coping with English homework compositions can all struggle alike. Yet with a little background research, your short story plot could almost write itself.....

Researching Short Story Collections In Libraries star
Short stories collections in libraries are often non-existent. Books of short stories there are in plenty, but books of short stories arranged together – that is a different question. How easy are short story collections to find in your local library? And how can fans request a category?

Scheduling Time to Write star
Writing requires focus, cooperation, and sleep. Try using time management tools to accomplish everything your life demands and still have time to write your own short stories.

Self-Publishing star
One of the most challenging tasks any writer faces in their career is the task of publishing. Self-publishing is an investment in time and money. It is very important to your homework before you invest.

Short Stories - Writing Basics star
Express yourself by writing your own short story. Learn the art of writing your short stories and the rules to publishing your work.

Short Stories with a Historical Backdrop star
If you have a passion for history, consider writing a short story set within an historical background. Think of it as an archeological exploration using words as your main tool instead of a shovel.

Storymania - Submission star[offsite link]
An online community for publishing and marketing your stories; automatic submission

Submitting to Mused - BellaOnline Literary Journal star
‘Mused’ is the literary ezine for Bellaonline and is simplicity itself to submit a piece of work electronically. After reading the ezine, I checked the Mused guidelines and checked the category I wished to submit to.

Talking About My Inspiration star
Where do you find inspiration for your short stories? It surrounds you. It also lives in your memories. Life is amazing. Just share it.

The Developments of Short Stories star
This article discusses how short stories developed and its current trends, and how those trends helped writers through the ages. It also touches on marketing strategies past and present.

The Resurrection of Short Stories. star
This article recognizes that short stories are evolving in the current market. It reflects the editor's personal opinion about a dying genre.

The Short Stories Newsletter star
Hello to all Short Stories fans whether wannabe writers, creative writing students, teachers, school students or fiction fans in general the newsletter is for all. Welcome to the Short Stories newsletter which will have a wide variety of articles for all short literature fans as the list includes

The Social Responsibility of Theme in Storytelling star
Storytelling is highly suggestive. Fictional writers should be mindful of how much influence fictional stories are to readers. There are consequences to telling tales and we must write with more social responsibility.

The Writer Gazette star[offsite link]
A writer´s resource site that provides tips, techniques, resources, articles, job postings, and more.

Writers Write - Guidelines star[offsite link]
Provides a searchable database of guidelines for magazines, including paying markets

Writing Short Stories With The Eyes Of A Child star
This article suggests Writing Tips and an exercise for reaching inside to the child within the writer in order to add immediacy, credibilty and vibrancy to writing about childhood.

Writing World star[offsite link]
Excellent source of writing tips, information, advice and online classes started by Moira Allen, formerly of the now defunct Inkspot

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