WRITER’S TIPS

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FLASH FICTION: ‘INTENSE, URGENT AND A LITTLE EXPLOSIVE’

Flash fiction – very short, bite-sized stories – has become the favourite form of many writers. It’s succinct, punchy and effective – perfect for the online reader and perfectly in synch with the times, writes DECLAN BURKE LESS HAS always been more in the writing of fiction, but “flash fiction” takes the concept to a … Continue reading

MUR LAFFERTY AND “NEW MEDIA”

Written by Mur Lafferty A few weeks ago I posted an essay about achieving success in the publishing industry that included a link to an article posted on Time Magazine’s website. One of the people quoted in that Time article was a friend of mine named Mur Lafferty, a fiction and non-fiction author who has … Continue reading

MISTAKES WRITERS MAKE ON TWITTER

Written by Robert Kroese Let me say first of all that I’m not a Twitter expert. However, I have had some success using Twitter over the past two years to promote my books, and I thought I’d take a moment to share with you some of what I’ve learned about the do’s and don’ts of … Continue reading

RULES FOR WRITING – BY COLSON WHITEHEAD

The art of writing can be reduced to a few simple rules. I share them with you now.   Rule No. 1: Show and Tell. Most people say, “Show, don’t tell,” but I stand by Show and Tell, because when writers put their work out into the world, they’re like kids bringing their broken unicorns … Continue reading

HOW TO WRITE A GOOD SHORT STORY

For any writer, the short story is the perfect medium. While writing a novel is a Herculean task, just about anybody can craft and, most importantly, finish, a short story. That does not mean that short stories are easy to write, though, and it certainly doesn’t mean that they aren’t as artistic and valuable as … Continue reading

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