How to Write Winning Short Stories: A practical guide to writing stories that win contests and get selected for publication (Paperback)

How to Write Winning Short Stories: A practical guide to writing stories that win contests and get selected for publication By Nancy Sakaduski Cover Image

How to Write Winning Short Stories: A practical guide to writing stories that win contests and get selected for publication (Paperback)

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A practical guide to writing short stories that covers the market for short fiction, how to write beginnings and endings, the central conflict, illustration vs. explanation, premise and theme, structure (including pacing, flashbacks, and scenes), setting, characters, dialogue, editing, fact-checking and legal issues, and marketing. The author, who manages an annual short story competition, offers advice on manuscript formatting, submission options, contest entry, and how to get the attention of a publisher or contest judge.

Product Details ISBN: 9780986059797
ISBN-10: 098605979X
Publisher: Cat & Mouse Press
Publication Date: December 31st, 2015
Pages: 172
Language: English