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6 Ingredients Editors Are Looking For in Your Short Stories

6 Ingredients Editors Are Looking For in Your Short Stories

What do magazine editors want in your short stories? We asked a literary journal editor to find out!
11 Short Story Forms to Expand Your Writing Practice

11 Short Story Forms to Expand Your Writing Practice

Has your writing become predictable? You can flex your creativity muscles with these short story forms. 

Why Most Writers Give Up & How To Persist To Publication

Why Most Writers Give Up & How To Persist To Publication

The road to becoming a successful, or even satisfied, writer can be a long one, but it doesn't have to be unenjoyable. Here's why most writers stress out about their craft and what to do about it.

7 Ways Visual Art Can Help You Write Better Flash Fiction

7 Ways Visual Art Can Help You Write Better Flash Fiction

Writing in response to visual art is one of the most powerful creative and literary tools you can have in your arsenal. It’s called ekphrastic writing, and is a very effective teacher.

The Top 10 Tips For Writing Great Short Stories

The Top 10 Tips For Writing Great Short Stories

Not every writer has the passion and time to write a novel. Or maybe you do write novels but want to try something different. If so, writing short stories might be for you.
How to Build Suspense in Your Writing

How to Build Suspense in Your Writing

Guest post by author @TevisShkodra. Originally published at tevisshkodra.com. 3 practical tips to keeping readers engaged You’ve all heard the ...