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“A Writers Necessity”

published 19/08/2003

ProAchievement, It could sell

ConsCan be very difficult

I haven’t been writing short stories for very long, but I must say, when you begin it can become very addictive. Even though it’s your story, and you know what’s going to happen, you still want to see how it turns out on print. There are many different sorts of short story...

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Good

“Rupert the Rabbit”

published 08/07/2007

ProCHILDRENS ENTERTAINMENT

ConsNA

“I have called my new Rabbit Rusty,” said Rupert. “My golly,” said Rebecca, “oh well; if you must.” “My rabbit is rather boring; it just sits their sniffing and chewing lettuce all Day long.” Rupert chuckled. “That’s funny replied Rebecca, I have a boyfriend and he too chews all day long and he...

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Excellent

“TOUGH DISCIPLINE”

published 24/07/2009

ProTESTS YOUR WRITING SKILLS

ConsCAN BE TRICKY TO GET RIGHT!

The FOUR main things you need to look at are: PLOT/STORY Get that 'burning' idea down on paper. 'Just write it down'! Don't stop to think at this first stage. You've probably had this idea running around in your head for a while. Once it's on paper, with a very rough beginning, middle and end...

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Excellent

Prothe most versatlie writing form.

ConsIt takes time to perfect any skill.

There is more to short story writing than putting down in a few pages the outline of a tale that would make a good film or novel. Most people who hope to be writers and who are just starting out tend to asusme that a short story is like a tiny book, but this isn't true. The forms and conventions...

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Excellent

Progetting published, getting paid

Consthose rejection slips

Several years ago, I was a freelance fiction writer and was published in many magazines, including Take a Break, TV Quick, Just 17, Annabel, My Weekly and others. I also won the SHE magazine/Penguin Books national short story award in 1996 and had published a short romance novel. I did not make a...

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Excellent

“Don't do this”

published 03/09/2002

ProTips from a writer and editor

ConsReflects his own personal foibles

Fantasy fiction is doing good business at the moment, but there are certain situations that have been overplayed. So much so, that they have become genre cliches, and everybody knows what to expect next. I'm both a writer of fantasy, and an editor of an ezine, and I thought I'd pass on some of my...

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Excellent

ProWrite for your self

ConsDon't expect to be paid!

Like most people who frequent sites like CIAO.com, Dooyoo.co.uk and other opinion sites, I am an aspiring author. Throughout the years I have written many short stories, and although I haven’t been published for money yet , I have written some well received stories that people have enjoyed...

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Excellent

“I Wanna Tell You A Story...”

published 06/04/2001

ProFun, interesting, satisfying

ConsSometimes hard to find inspiration, motivation and...

Writing is something I love, as you might have guessed from seeing how many opinions I have written here. Not only do I enjoy writing factual opinions though, but I also like to try my hand at poems, short stories and novels. Short stories are a good way of getting something finished, which can...

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Excellent

ProYou can earn money, improve your writing skills an...

ConsIt's hard to think of a plot, and you may be turne...

I'm not exactly a published author, but from listening during English lessons I know a thing or two about writing short stories! Some people think that writing short stories is the 'easy way out' of writing a novel. However, apparently, it takes most skill to write a poem, then a short story, and...

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“Eat My Shorts.”

published 17/03/2001

ProThe gratificatio is more instant (particularly for...

ConsWhen it boils down to it, it's a question of talen...

Humble opinion on its way. The secret to writing short stories is a matter of focus. Young or inexperienced writers get this focus wrong. What they do is dwell on that word 'Story'. Their expereince of that comes from TV, film or fiction, generally novels. Whatever the medium for inspiration, it...

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Excellent

“If only it were easy...”

published 22/02/2002

ProSuccess, pride and elation

Consdespair and lonliness

I've had over 30 short stories published, won a couple of competitions, written for international newspapers, and none of you would be likely to recognise my name. Neither fame nor money is won for most of us writing short stories. The desire to write is often more of a curse than a blessing. The...

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Excellent

“The small bee”

published 03/03/2002

Proa story for all

Consno

It was once a small bee. It had planned to become sometime the bee queen in their bee trunk. That set however ahead that the bee knew, which flower is the most beautiful. Thus the small bee packed its package and went on journey. The first flower, it on their journey met was a sunflower. The...

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Excellent

ProCreative ability that pays as well.

ConsBeing impatient.

For many years, I have been writing short stories and am very popular with magazines in all English speaking countries, and now in France. There are a few tips that I would like to share with potential writers because there are a lot of talented people out there that can make a reasonable living...

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Excellent

“The Writer's bible”

published 12/03/2001

ProHelpful and informative

Consnone

If you are an inspiring writer then the Writer's and Artists Yearbook is an essential piece of equipment. Now in its 94th year of issue it contains even more information than ever before. The book is brimming with advice on how and where to submit your work, whether it be an article, a short...

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Excellent

ProGood Market research is essential

ConsMore needed

So You Want to be a Short Story Writer Join the queue! The vast majority of would-be writers start out wanting to write short stories drawn by the idea of sharing the lure of sharing the highs and lows of the expansive emotions and imaginings with the rest of the world. After all, providing you...

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