How to Write Short Stories

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671895686
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 10/4/1994
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Defining and Characterizing the Short Story 1
Ch. 2 Determining the Theme 9
Ch. 3 Creating Characters 13
Ch. 4 Developing the Plot 23
Ch. 5 Establishing the Setting 29
Ch. 6 Selecting Point of View 33
Ch. 7 Writing Dialogue 41
Ch. 8 Using Description 51
Ch. 9 Beginning and Ending the Story 59
Ch. 10 Examining a Model Short Story 65
Ch. 11 Checking Your Story 73
Ch. 12 Analyzing a Master 79
Ch. 13 Breaking Into Print 111
Glossary 129
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  • Posted May 26, 2011

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    This book can teach anyone to write!

    Even though this is a book for learning to write short shorts, I believe, this book can teach anyone to write! Each chapter of a novel is very much a short story. Sharon Sorenson's one hundred and thirteen page book takes you thorough defining and characterizing a story. Writing the beginning and ending and go thorough a check list to complete your story. You will study a short story model, learn to create characters, develope plots, establish setting and learn the all important models for point of view. Reading this book did all these things and more for me! Take your time and read and read and re-read this book.
    ~ J.D. Holiday

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