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May 7 2008 Short Stories Newsletter

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Review - Gothic - The Whole Story by Ali Smith
'Gothic'- from Ali Smith’s ‘The Whole Story’collection, tells of a young assistant who has had a ‘bad day at the office’(or in this case,'the bookshop')handling a weird customer - some personal observations on Smith's technique for building tension and atmosphere from your Short Stories editor.

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This week on the Forum:
1. Student Support - do you or yours have exams coming up? Ask the teacher here! Everything from Eng Lit short stories to Assignment/Homework/Book Report ideas.
2. Encouraging Young Writers - researching how to get our young people incentivised through contests and online publishing.


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