As the editor of a genre fiction website, I’ve seen my share of short stories—the good and the bad.  No matter what kind of fiction you write, being able to craft a good short story can help you sharpen your skills. Ray Bradbury recommended writing one short story a week—it seemed to work out pretty well for him.

5 Key Elements for Successful Short Stories

As the editor of a genre fiction website, I’ve seen my share of short stories—the good and the bad. No matter what kind of fiction you write, being able to craft a good short story can help you sharpen your skills. Ray Bradbury recommended writing one sh

The formula is your character + a descriptor followed by an event followed by a conflict.

5 Steps to Write a Short Story. There are long short stories, short short stories, simple short stories, and complex short stories.

25 all new scifi and fantasy writing prompts — perfect for short stories, short films, full blown novels and screenplays or even just some quick flash fiction. It's all up to you, and as always, they're licensed under a Creative Commons license. Have fun and please share!

25 New Scifi and Fantasy Writing Prompts

25 all new scifi and fantasy writing prompts — perfect for short stories, short films, full blown novels and screenplays or even just some quick flash fiction. It's all up to you, and as always, they're licensed under a Creative Commons license. Have fun

6 Reasons You Should Be Writing Short Stories....And 5 Tips to Help You Get Started - Do you ever take a break from your larger writing projects to type out a short story? Here’s why you should.

6 Reasons You Should Be Writing Short Stories.And 5 Tips to Help You Get Started - Do you ever take a break from your larger writing projects to type out a short story? Here’s why you shoul

Kurt Vonnegut - eight tips on how to write a good short story...

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

Shortest sad stories|| Ideas, inspiration and resources for teaching GCSE English || www.gcse-english.com ||

Shortest sad stories

20 heartbreaking six word stories The most heartbreaking one I've heard is "baby shoes for sale never used"

We all wear INVISIBLE emotional scar. I like this type of point of view about people.

Full body shiver

We all wear INVISIBLE emotional scar. I like this type of point of view about people.

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities.

Describing Characters: Moving Beyond Hair & Eye Color http://jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/2014/09/describing-characters-moving-beyond.html

This is a short, but valuable article (ms): Describing Characters: Moving Beyond Hair & Eye Color - Number 4 is most important!

If you're going somewhere alone, let a trusted relative/ friend know where you're going. If you go missing, cops will be alerted sooner and have a starting point. And if you're living on a budget, remember that store brands are usually just as good as the name brand stuff, plus a lot cheaper

And if you're living on a budget, remember that store brands are usually just as good as the name brand stuff, plus a lot cheaper

Writing Short Stories: How Many Scenes Do You Need? How many scenes do you need in a short story, novella or novel?  http://www.justwriteabook.com/blog/writing-techniques/writing-short-stories-many-scenes-need/ #fiction

Writing Short Stories: How Many Scenes Do You Need? How many scenes do you need in a short story, novella or novel?

Stephen King On Writing Short Stories - Writers Write - good words of advice

Stephen King On Writing Short Stories - Writers Write - good words of advice painful but true.

Alas, as the editor of a short story website, I see a number of common short story mistakes over and over again, even from authors with great fundamentals.

Don't Make These 4 Common Short Story Mistakes

Alas, as the editor of a short story website, I see a number of common short story mistakes over and over again, even from authors with great fundamentals.

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