Focusing on the actual mechanics of writing a successful short story.
Creative Backgrounds for Short Stories
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 [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
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 [offsite link]
An annotated guide to online resources focusing on creativity, the writing process, grammar, style, vocabulary, punctuation and so much more.
HerCorner.com [offsite link]
A site that provides inspiration and support for women who write.
Mslexia Magazine Review - Impressions
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 [offsite link]
An online community for publishing and marketing your stories; automatic submission
Submitting to Mused - BellaOnline Literary Journal
‘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
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
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.
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
Write a reminder word here, a sentence there, and before long you’re rearranging paragraphs. Moving lines, paragraphs and sections into a completed story is quite a satisfying achievement.
The Social Responsibility of Theme in Storytelling
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 [offsite link]
A writer´s resource site that provides tips, techniques, resources, articles, job postings, and more.
Writers Write - Guidelines [offsite link]
Provides a searchable database of guidelines for magazines, including paying markets
Writing Short Stories With The Eyes Of A Child
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 [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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